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Detailed characteristics of over 100 non-public kindergartens and schools


Within this section, you’ll find more than 120 reviews and hand-selected detailed interviews of the top private schools and kindergartens in Poland.

Editor’s Interview:
In-depth school interviews conducted by our editor uncover the unique features and culture of a school and provide key information such as its program offerings, curriculum approach, school philosophy and administration.

Our Take reviews:
Reviews of more than 100 private and independent schools written by staff writers of Our Kids. Each review provides an objective, thumbnail sketch of a school’s strengths, student population, and position within the spectrum of academic programs available.


Featured Interviews:



Our Kids Interview:
Get to know American School of Warsaw
Interview with the director of The American School Warsaw, international school offering IB education (primary, middle and diploma), Pre-K though high school


Our Kids Interview:
Get to know Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Gaudeamus
We spoke with Artur Stępniak, principal of the Gaudeamus Elementary School. We discussed several topics, including the school's teaching approach and students.


Our Kids Interview:
Get to know FSA School
Interview with the principal and the chair of the Board of FSA School in Wroclaw, an English language nursery, British kindergarten and a private primary school



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  • Academy International

    Warszawa
    Get to know Academy International
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    Małgorzata Guzy and Paweł Guzy run Academy International. Academy International is a network of nurseries, kindergartens, and bilingual schools with locations across Warsaw operating successfully for 25 years. 




    Our Take: Academy International

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    AI is a network of international educational institutions that provide care and education for children beginning at the age of one. Schools are located in several districts of Warsaw: nurseries and kindergartens in the districts of Żoliborz, Downtown, Wilanow, and Wawer, and primary schools (which include kindergarten) in the districts of Wola (at ul. Karolkowa 49) and Wawer (ul. Dec. 27, 52). All of these schools follow the guidelines of the Polish Ministry of Education, and offer bilingual education, with lessons conducted in English and Polish. English is taught based on the guidelines of the European Union CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), which combines language learning with learning in other subjects, and emphasizes lots of practice.

    AI education focuses on the acquisition of knowledge in an environment of adventure, joy, cooperation, creativity, and engagement. This program is based on the Dalton International curriculum — in fact, all AI schools are under the care of Dalton International Poland. A major focus of these schools is the development of each child's self-reliance and responsibility for their performance and actions, as well the ability to cooperate, reflect, and reason. Children are trained in logical thinking, creativity, sensitivity to culture, art, and openness to multiculturalism and diversity.


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  • Akademeia High School

    Warszawa
    Get to know Akademeia High School
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    Akademeia High School is a private international high school with English as a language of instruction. It’s located on a very modern campus in Miasteczko Wilanów in Warsaw. Akademeia uses the British curriculum, preparing its students to IGCSE and A-level exams. It’s full of innovative and interesting ideas and practices. In its teaching, it uses the project method based on a holistic and multidimensional approach to education.




    Our Take: Akademeia High School

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    This is a private high school operating in a modern campus in the Miasteczko Wilanów district of Warsaw. The school fully affirms the British education system and the A-level program, recognizing that it gives young people a much better preparation for future studies than other international programs, and also a greater comfort with learning. Already at the first-level, students, along with compulsory subjects, such as Math, English, Polish, Modern Language,  and Visual and Music Culture, choose one of the academic pathways: Biochemistry, Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Architecture, and Creative Arts. In grade III, they select from the entire spectrum of academic and artistic subjects 3-4, which they will study and at the same time pass on their secondary school-leaving examination. This allows them to study in their own chosen direction, while developing their passions and interests.

    In choosing the right educational path, students receive school support at the recruitment stage, which lasts several days: during meetings and activities with young people, experienced counsellors examine their predispositions and abilities and help them choose teaching subjects. Moreover, during the course of learning, each student has a mentor, who monitors their progress, suggests solutions, advises in the selection of subjects, and helps with mapping out a developmental path. In the teaching process, the school uses the project method, which is a holistic and multidimensional approach to education. Particular emphasis is put on training the skills of critical thinking, communication, creativity, team work, as well as searching for and gathering information. The school runs two high school programs - a two- and four-year program, which extend general education, and allow students to improve their English. The language of instruction at the school is English, and the school year is divided into three semesters. Another distinguishing feature of the school are the 'student' houses functioning in it and competing with each other - based on the British school model.


     


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  • Akademia Montessori

    Pruszcz Gdański

    Our Take: Akademia Montessori

    our takeThe Montessori Academy in Pruszcz Gdanski - is a private non-public primary school that has recently proposed bilingual education and individualization of the teaching process. During recruitment, he clearly indicates that he will provide children with comprehensive, stress-free development in a safe environment, but on condition that the concept of school work is fully accepted. This in turn stems directly from the teachings of Maria Montessori, who not only developed a coherent system of upbringing and education of a child from birth to adulthood, but also assigned him the way to organize the school environment and the teaching process. The basic of these assumptions are three-year classes (related to the developmental phases of children), in which students learn in a common, adequately large and decorated class in which every student finds room for "own work" in peace and quiet, using specially designed "Development aids". During this work, teachers accompany him - always two, who help, guide, and mobilize to action. At the same time, they implement an educational program resulting from the guidelines of educational authorities, with the difference that in the Montessori Academy its implementation is not carried out in a linear, but flexible, and sometimes even jumping, because the child's natural predispositions and abilities - this is how it is implemented the most important postulate of Montessori pedagogy that the child learns at his own pace. At the same time, children learn English intensively - in a natural and continuous way thanks to the constant presence of an English-speaking teacher in the room during their own work. The school also has other advantages - the individualization of the teaching process and a descriptive assessment system mean that children do not compete with each other and support each other. Staying in a common room, together with older and younger children - as in a family - mobilizes them to work and quickly socializes, sensitizes to the problems of others and teaches tolerance. On the other hand, constant contact with nature - because Monetessori education does not end at the classroom and at school - the duty to care for their own surroundings, garden and animals teaches them independence and respect for the environment.


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  • Akademia Soward

    Częstochowa

    Our Take: Akademia Soward

    our takeAkademia Soward - is a Polish-English Bilingual Primary School operating in Częstochowa, educating children in the full range of the first and second stage of education (grades I - VIII) and pre-school education (class 0), for which the basic goal was to implement the idea of bilingualism as the primary competence modern man. According to the creators of the school, English is no longer a foreign language, but the second language after the native language, for example, Europeans. And since foreign languages are the easiest way to learn small children, learning should start from an early age. In AS, children learn English as a mother tongue - in a natural way, through play and fulfilling school duties, immersion method, immersion in language. Daily contact with a foreign language and adjustment of the content taught to the age and intellectual capacity of the students cause that children quickly start to speak and write in English and fluently move from one language to another. Language education is one of the pillars of the Soward Academy education, but not the only one - the school educates students also in the humanities (Polish language, theater classes), exact sciences (mathematics, computer science), artistic skills (music, theater, photography, drawing, sculpture , art-deco) and sports, offering them extended curricula. What is very important - it is open to disabled children, socially maladjusted and endangered by social maladjustment, which educates in accordance with their individual needs and abilities, offering them learning in integration with non-disabled students. For students with judgments from a psychological and pedagogical counseling center, he organizes revalidation classes. In working with children, he strongly engages parents, who not only encourage cooperation, but also support their educational activities through individual consultations.


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  • Ala ma kota

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Ala ma kota

    our takeAla ma kota - is a network of 9 kindergartens located in various parts of the city, which this year are enlarging by two new branches - in Żoliborz and Wilanów. They employ 130 people - teachers, pedagogues, speech therapists and other specialists who provide children from one to six years with full-day care (from 7: 00/7: 30-18: 00) in well-prepared and equipped facilities, with their own playgrounds. Children are divided into small groups of several people, with whom two teachers work - a leading teacher and auxiliary teacher who has a second teacher in younger groups, in integration wards, where children with fully functional children learn difficulties - specialist teacher, and in case of bilingual groups - an English-speaking teacher. In the didactic-educational process, AMK institutions apply an individual approach to children, taking into account their needs, abilities and talents. They mainly use the method of learning through play, but learning to read and write, use the innovative method of glottodidactics, and in the science of mathematics, "children's mathematics" prof. Edyta Gruszczyk-Kolczyńska. During the classes, children carry out various projects by experimenting and carrying out various experiments and observations during which they measure, weigh, describe. In each bilingual group, children learn English using linguistic immersion (CLIL), which ensures the presence of an English-speaking teacher in all activities of children - during study, play, meals, trips and other activities. Two new kindergartens - AMK Inflancka and Dom Montessori in Royal Wilanów will be organized and launched in accordance with the requirements of Montessori pedagogy. Its elements are used by AMK in all institutions, which can be seen in the individual approach to the child and the principle - "let me do it myself". AMK kindergartens implement the Polish foundation for pre-school education.


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  • American Elementary School In Gdynia

    Gdynia

    Our Take: American Elementary School In Gdynia

    our takeAmerican Elementary School in Gdynia (AES) / American Elementary School with Lecture in English: This is a bilingual school that has been operating in Gdynia's Little Kack since 1992. It implements the Polish core curriculum, offering the best traditions of American and international educational institutions. Although AES has about 220 students, it offers a safe and intimate environment in which teachers help children discover the truth about the world, and motivate them to learn.The school uses a holistic educational approach: it focuses on the overall development of the student, not only on his academics, but also on creative thinking, problem-solving, as well as interpersonal and social skills.

    AES also strengthens students' self-esteem and self-confidence. It aims to equip students with knowledge, but also to bring up conscious, young people with their own opinions, open to the world around them, caring for intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and ethical development, and ready for ambitious challenges and social involvement. As a bilingual school, it places a special emphasis on language educatio--offering intensive language learning, from zero (class "0"). For this reason, no children are required to learn English when admitted to school. When recruiting, students' level in Polish and math is assessed. AES has students from all over the world, especially the US, Canada, Korea, Denmark, Russia, France, and Poland. It has very small classes--with an average student-to-teacher ratio of 5-to-1.


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  • American School of Warsaw

    Konstancin-Jeziorna
    Get to know American School of Warsaw
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    Established in 1953, The American School Warsaw is an international non-profit school with over 50 nationalities. ASW offers education from kindergarten through high school. ASW is an International Baccalaureate World School,  which means that it offers IB at all the three levels: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). Students can get the full IB Diploma in addition to the American high school diploma.




    Our Take: American School of Warsaw

    our takeFounded in 1953, this is the oldest international school in Poland. It was established by the American embassy in Warsaw, to enable children from many different countries to learn in English. Currently, the school teaches children and youth from 50 countries around the world, mainly from America and Poland, at all levels of education—from kindergarten to elementary to high school. Since 2001, ASW has been located in Bielawa, just outside of Warsaw—between Wilanów and Konstancin-Jeziorn. The campus is a modern educational complex that provides excellent conditions for learning, developing artistic interests, and participating in sports activities. Among other facilities, it has its own theater with 365 seats, an indoor swimming pool, three gyms, a fitness center, and four soccer fields. ASW teaches children aged 3 to 18 (preschool - grade 12) in English, based on the American National Curriculum. It also applies the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards that ensure the proper implementation of American programs in foreign schools. Students in grades 11 and 12 have the opportunity to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) leading to the international IB diploma. ASW offers IB programs at the lower levels as well, namely, the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). The school is accredited by the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


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  • American School of Wrocław

    Wrocław

    Our Take: American School of Wrocław

    our takeAmerican School of Wrocław - is an international school operating since 2011, which teaches and brings up about 200 children annually from 20 countries from the first year of life to the completion of primary school. There is a kindergarten at the school, which accepts only 6-month-old children, providing them with home care and comfortable conditions. For children of pre-school and school age, ASW offers education in accordance with the Polish core curriculum and requirements for American schools, in accordance with the American Core Knowledge, Core Knowledge Sequence and Common Core State Standards. On their basis, already 3-year-olds have daily language and mathematics lessons, social and emotional development, history and geography, nature, art and music, and 5-year-old children learn to read and write, both in Polish and English. Years of school education means further learning Polish and English (Polish children learn their native language in the normal range, and foreigners learn a foreign language), mathematics, computer science, nature, knowledge about the world, art, music, and physical education. In language education, the school uses programs (CKLA - classes 1-3, and Escalate - classes 4-8), which combine language learning with developing knowledge in the field of literature, science, sociology and art, while in teaching other subjects programs using modern technologies and IT solutions, such as: GO Math !, which helps in developing basic math skills; Houghton Mifflin Social Studies, developing social competences and the ability to think critically and ScienceFusion, providing students with interactive, digital learning support. Thanks to them, students have access to digital lessons, a virtual laboratory, numerous films as well as animations and simulations, allowing to supplement and consolidate the content they learn. An important element of education are songs, manual works and games that are supported during lessons, which support the development of creativity in children and provide them with movement during study. The school organizes monthly trips.


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  • Branksome Hall

    Toronto

    Our Take: Branksome Hall

    our takeClans and tartans, prefects and polo shirts—the initial gestalt is very traditional. Some of the buildings on campus are heritage buildings, which adds to the luster, though they pre-date the founding of the school. Still, the spirit of the school is strikingly modern. The IB program starts early, as does the view to globalism. Branksome has a sister campus in South Korea, offering a hint of the dedication to an international gaze. Lists of notable alumni don't always reflect the work of the school—princes, for example, appear on those lists no matter what they achieve at school or afterward—though Branksome might prove the exception, in part because of the consistency of the achievement it demonstrates. Arts, letters, philanthropy, and leadership are all well represented in the list of notable alumni, just as they are within the school itself. Branksome Hall sets its sights very high, to be sure, and the ideal student is one who shares the core vision and is able to function in a very diverse, challenging, expansive environment. The school emphaszes its four core values: sense of community, inclusiveness, creativity and making a difference. An independent school, Branksome Hall educates 900 girls on our 13-acre campus in downtown Toronto.  More than $1 million in student financial assistance is provided each year.
     


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  • British International School of the University of Łódź

    Łódź
    Get to know British International School of the University of Łódź
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    The British International School of the University of Łódź, founded by the University of Łódź and the Łódź Special Economic Zone, provides education according to the British National Curriculum, from kindergarten to the end of high school. The school has the status of Cambridge International School and is accredited by Cambridge International Examinations, providing the opportunity to acquire qualifications, such as the Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS and A levels, and equivalents of the Polish diploma matura exam. It’s also a member of COBIS, a global network of British international schools.




    Our Take: British International School of the University of Łódź

    our takeThe British International School of the University of Lodz (BISUL): This private, international School was founded by the University of Lodz and the Łódź Special Economic Zone to meet the growing demand of foreign and Polish employees of newly established companies for international education. At present, BISUL conducts education at all stages in accordance with the British National Curriculum. It operates a kindergarten (Nursery and Reception educational stages), a primary school (for educational stages - Key Stage 1 and 2) corresponding to the Polish six-grade elementary school, and a high school, which covers the next seven years of learning, and thus the stages of Key Stage 3 (study years 7-9, corresponding to grades 1-3 of former Polish middle school), Key Stage 4 (10-11 years and the equivalent of 1-2 class of LO) and Key Stage 5, corresponding to science in the 3rd and 4th class of high school, where pupils learn only their chosen subjects. BISUL provides the opportunity to acquire qualifications such as the Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS and A-level. As a Cambridge International School, it's also part of the global network of British international schools--the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). It implements programs recommended by Cambridge for international schools, which in addition to excellent preparation of students for higher education also develop skills and competences, enabling them to be active in other cultures and countries. The school offers numerous extracurricular activities depending on children's interests and parents' suggestions. And because it's located at a university campus, it has access to well-equipped university laboratories and sports facilities, including a gym, swimming pool, and tennis courts.


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  • British International School, Gdansk

    Gdańsk

    Our Take: British International School, Gdansk

    our takeBritish International School, Gdansk: This is an international school with English language teaching, which educates children from over 40 different countries, from 2.5 to 16 years of age. It offers education in kindergarten and primary school based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted for international schools, and the requirements of the Polish core curriculum. In kindergarten, it implements the British core curriculum: the language of instruction is English, and children are taught in three groups--babies (Nursery), for children aged 2.5-4, older kids (Reception)-for children aged 4-5 years, and class "0" for six-year-olds.

    In primary school, children learn according to the British and Polish core curriculum, and classes are mainly conducted using the project method. All subjects, except foreign languages, ​​are taught in English, and students are prepared for the 8th grade Polish exam. The subjects focuses particularly on are English (including English literature), math, and Polish. Of course, other subjects such as computer science, nature, and the social sciences are also taught. It's worth emphasizing that among these subjects there is a presentation, something which effectively develops creative thinking, teamwork, teaches self-presentation, and strengthens confidence. Studies are supplemented with a wide selection of extracurricular activities, including art, theater, foreign languages (e.g., Spanish, Russian, French, German, Mandarin), sports, music, and chess. Moreover, once a month the school organizes various trips for all students that expand the curriculum.


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  • British Primary School of Wilanow

    Warszawa
    Get to know British Primary School of Wilanow
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    The British Primary School of Wilanów is an international school in Warsaw's Wilanów, offering education according to the English curriculum from nursery to Grade 8.




    Our Take: British Primary School of Wilanow

    our takeBritish Primary School of Wilanow (BSW) is located in the newly developed residential area of the Wilanów district in Warsaw, right next to the Temple of Providence. It offers a preschool (starting at 2.5 years of age) and primary school, with the plan to launch a general high school to provide students up to the age of 18 the possibility of earning an international high school diploma. Right now, children in preschool and primary school come from many different countries, including Poland. Education is based on the British curriculum and guidelines of the Polish Ministry of National Education. BSW is a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), and it fully implements the educational standards of this organization. It also undewent full accreditation which gave it the right to implement “Cambridge Assessment International Education” program ("Cambridge" in short). Learning is conducted mostly in English, with some Polish classes and foreign language classes. For students who don’t speak English well, the school provides intensive language courses and additional support during classes. BSW pays attention to charity work and community involvement.


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  • Canadian School of Warsaw

    Warszawa
    Get to know Canadian School of Warsaw
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    The Canadian School of Warsaw is located on three campuses in the Warsaw district of Mokotów, where it offers education at the preschool, elementary school, and middle school level. It offers the International Baccalaureate Programme (PYP) in elementary school, and prepares students for the Preliminary English Test (PET), First Certificate in English (FCE), and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).




    Our Take: Canadian School of Warsaw

    our takeThis international school focuses heavily on language, with the aim of students speaking two languages fluently. Located in the Mokotów district of Warsaw, it offers a preschool and an elementary school. The Canadian School follows the Polish National Curriculum and offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). In addition to the IB PYP programme, elementary school students also prepare for and take Preliminary English Test (PET) exams, the First Certificate (FCE) and the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) exams. While the school’s primary language of instruction is English, children also learn Polish and French, and can also take other languages, such as Spanish and German. The Canadian School also offers a wide range of extracurricular programs and actvities in the areas of sciences, social sciences, culture, art, music, and various sports.
     


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  • Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR

    Rzeszów

    Our Take: Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR

    our takeCentrum Edukacyjne PROMAR: This is a private educational institution specializing in language education of children, youth, and adults. In the field of primary education, it runs a kindergarten and a primary school. The English-language kindergarten is an institution using the Polish core curriculum, which in language education uses its own curriculum that takes advantage of each child's natural abilities to learn foreign languages ​​and usess the method of total immersion in the language. Children learn and play in the English-language environment and after a short time are able to communicate freely, express their thoughts, needs, and emotions in English.

    Intensive language education is also offered by the Bilingual Primary School, PROMAR, which aims to educate the citizens of the world with ease of use of English and Spanish. Students learn these languages ​​from the first grade, and classes are taught in both Polish and English. Computer lessons, art, music, and physical education are entirely taught in English, while nature, mathematics and world history are taught in both Polish and English, and Polish and Polish history and geography are taught in Polish. Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR is one of the largest language schools in Podkarpacie. It offers foreign-language courses ​​for children, adolescents, and adults. The school has a modern, well-equipped campus.


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  • Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel

    our takeChristian Kindergarten, Primary School and Junior High School "Samuel": This is a group of educational establishments which for over 10 years gather "teachers, parents, and children who share love for God and a desire to live according to biblical values". The school educates children from many cultural backgrounds, from both Poland and abroad, Catholic and Protestant. It provides them with a balanced intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, artistic, and social development, according to the principle "implement a boy in the rules of his path, not he will leave her and in old age "(Bible, Millennium, Old Testament, Proverbs - 22.6).

    Teaching, which is based on the programming requirements of Polish educational authorities, Christian education is implemented.  "We promote what really matters in the lives of our children and has an impact on their future: Christian values, family, a clear goal in life, helping other, responsibility," says Dr. Elżbieta Bednarz, director of school. As part of "education with values," the school offers engaged science (including 5 hours of English), intimate classes, participation in trips and international projects, discipline and numerous additional activities such as creative thinking, rhetoric, robotics, programming, chess, football, and floorball. The school helps families who prefer home education (so-called homeschooling), providing them with teaching materials and, among other things, organizing training for parents and teacher consultations, as well as conducting examinations. The "Samuel" facilities are open to children with special educational needs--both with disabilities, including autism and Asperger's syndrome, selective mutism, as well as with developmental dyslexia, and more. The schools are located in a modern, well-equipped facility in the Warsaw district of Grochów (Praga Południe district). They are run by the Integration Educational Association, which gathers Christian communities in Warsaw.


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  • Cracow International School

    Kraków

    Our Take: Cracow International School

    our takeCracow International School is a school whose mission is to bring up strong, well-educated people, successfully coping in the modern world, at the same time being sensitive and socially involved. Symbolizing the educational and didactic activities of the school and its strengths, CIS refers to the yew tree, because it is so unique as it is and gives the pupils a solid foundation for further development. Educates students characterized by unique features and skills, able to work individually and as a team, live and develop in Poland and in a multicultural foreign environment, ready to devote themselves to others. These attributes simultaneously reflect the way the school works, which focuses on each student, caring for its social, intellectual, emotional and physical development. It also pays special attention to the development of language competences, especially in the field of English, which children learn every day from kindergarten. This education is stress-free, because in the initial period - in kindergarten and during early school education - the school uses play-based programs. In the course of this "fun", which involves all children, the teachers pursue didactic and educational goals, and the pupils learn the next batch of material alongside the foreign language and gain social skills. Both in kindergarten and primary school there is the Cambridge Primary program, designed for international schools, which, assuming comprehensive development of students, focuses on learning English, mathematics and science. In CIS they are conducted entirely in English. The Cambridge program is adapted to the core curriculum of a given country, thus the CIS fully implements the Polish core curriculum, and at the end of each class students receive Polish certificates of completion of the next class.


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  • Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Cuda na kiju - Leśne przedszkole językowe

    our takeForest kindergarten Cuda na kiju” - is an unusual educational institution, using in the process of education and upbringing the natural conditions created by nature, and the curiosity of the world accompanying children. The institution implements the original program "Miracles on the Kiev. Forest kindergarten in French ", drawing on various methods and educational trends that ensure the comprehensive development of the child, mainly from the teachings of Janusz Korczak and Dr. Maria Montessori. Most of the classes are conducted in the forest, in which the facility is actually located. There is no bad weather in the class program - they take place outside during both sunny weather and during rain or frost. According to the Montessori pedagogy, nature is a source of inspiration, observation, delight, a place of fun and natural experience of phenomena. The kindergarten building is mainly used as a place where children rest, eat meals and prepare for further activities. Every day is another portion of adventure, observing and experiencing the surrounding world, learning cooperation and independence, developing communication skills, interests and mobility, caring for the environment, and above all great fun, supervised by educators, closely watching children, orienting them and supporting in the search. During this "fun", children naturally learn French and Polish, which makes it much easier that they are accompanied by two guardians - French and Polish. English is also taught. Kindergarten is intimate - it runs only one group of children aged 3 to 7 years, which can count up to 15 people. In addition to the help provided by nature, it has an educational room with teaching aids typical of free education (wooden boxes, boards, stones, etc.). Despite such an unusual approach to teaching, the institution fully implements the core curriculum, and children are prepared to learn in both Polish and French schools. And do not get sick.


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  • Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa ATUT Fundacji Edukacji Międzynarodowej

    Wrocław

    Our Take: Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa ATUT Fundacji Edukacji Międzynarodowej

    our takeBilingual Primary School ATUT - is a private school operated since 1990 in Wroclaw run by the Foundation for International Education (FEM), which teaches children from Poland and abroad. As one of the few primary schools in Poland and in Europe, it educates students in accordance with the International Middle Years Program established by the International Baccalaureate organization. The task of MYP is to prepare children for the International Baccalaureate Program (Diploma Program), and in the future to learn and practice in any part of the world. Therefore, the school's program combines the methods and educational content required in the most developed countries with the requirements of the Polish core curriculum. The most important element of the school's curriculum is bilingualism, and especially equipping children with a perfect command of English. It is taught based on proprietary programs from "zero". At the ticket offices I-III, "Play & Learn" lessons are held, during which the children learn about the language of the early school and play contents. From the 4th grade, English is taught using the language immersion method (CLIL), which is based primarily on the fact that subjects such as mathematics, nature, biology, geography, chemistry, physics and arts subjects are taught in English. An important place in education is also German and Spanish. According to the school philosophy, IB ATUT uses a holistic approach to teaching and educational goals. Among them the most important is the education of people who are open to the world, socially involved, who are not lacking in self-confidence and self-esteem, while being tolerant, respecting other cultures and any signs of dissimilarity and being sensitive to the world around them and social issues. It also promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering the "Wolves" Sports Program covering many sports and all FEM students. Sports struggles and at the same time playing in a multicultural environment affect not only the physical development of children, but also social, motivating them to develop. Graduates of the primary school FEM propose to study at the International High School and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.


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  • Gdańska Szkoła Podstawowa

    Gdańsk,

    Our Take: Gdańska Szkoła Podstawowa

    our takeGdansk Primary School "Lingwista" them. Zjednoczonej Europy - is a private school representing a holistic approach to teaching, in which every student is capable, and the task of highly qualified staff is to create him appropriate and safe conditions for development. It educates young patriots full of enthusiasm for learning and realizing great life goals, creative, creative, independent, while thinking about others. It has an integrational character, in which children with special educational needs find adequate support and are surrounded by the care of specialists. Through the authorial program "elder sister, older brother", the school also integrates younger and older children, while implementing the program of the Health Promoting School, it cares for physical, mental, social and spiritual health of children. In the teaching process, the school implements the Polish core curriculum. It educates both in the sciences and humanities, enabling students to pursue artistic interests. Particular emphasis is put on teaching foreign languages - children learn English from the first class, 5 hours a week, and from the fourth grade, German or Spanish. This year the school will start learning in a bilingual system, which means that part of the classes will be taught in English. The basic forms of teaching are project, experiment and experience, developing in children the will to learn. Many of them are carried out in friendly institutions and scientific centers, such as the Hevelianum Center, the Experyment Science Center or the Marine Station of the Institute of Oceanography of the University of Gdańsk or together with them. Students are also involved in various projects for the benefit of the local community or the city. The school is one of the many educational institutions run by the Oświata-Lingwista company of the Baltic Sea Education Center. The company also runs, among others Kindergarten "Lingwista", Gdańsk Primary School National anthem with middle-school classes "and Academic High School" Lingwista ", thus ensuring the continuity of the education process based on original teaching methods.


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  • International American School of Warsaw

    Warszawa
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    The International American School of Warsaw was the first private American school established in post-communist Poland, founded in 1989. IAS offers education from preschool through high school. 




    Our Take: International American School of Warsaw

    our take

    This is one of the oldest international private schools in Poland. Established in 1989, it’s located in Ursynów, where it has two modern campuses. It has a lower primary school, designed for younger children, from kindergarten to third grade, an upper primary school for children in grades 4-6, a middle school for students in grades 7-9, and a high school for students in grades 10-12. The majority of students at IAS are foreigners, but some are children of Poles who are interested in an international education and (possibly) career for their children. The school has a broad-based curriculum, using Polish national guidelines, and which combines the best teaching methods and practices used in other countries. This allows students to continue their education in many different types of schools, including Polish schools. The language of instruction is English and Polish, but students also have the opportunity to learn additional languages, such as German and French. In the education process, the school also puts emphasis on developing mathematical skills, shaping communication and social skills, and educating students in a spirit of tolerance and cooperation. Thanks to the accreditations of the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Polish Ministry of Education, IAS as one of the few schools in Poland that give high school students the opportunity to choose a high school diploma program and qualification: the American High School Diploma and SAT, the IB Diploma Programme or the Polish high school diploma.


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  • International European School Warsaw

    Warszawa

    Our Take: International European School Warsaw

    our takeIES was founded in 2003. One of its main aims is to educate students to be good citizens of a united Europe and prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century. Its educational system is based on the Christian European tradition and humanistic values. Located in a modern, beautiful campus in the Warsaw district of Wilanów, it offers all levels of education: preschool, elementary, middle, and high school. It follows the curricula of the Polish Ministry of National Education and the British Ministry. In middle and high school, IES offers a British Baccalaureate (IGCSE and the Advanced Level), and at the high school level it offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Its main languages of instruction are English and Polish, but students can also learn foreign languages, such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, as well as their mother tongue. IES has an exchange program with other international schools throughout the school year and during holidays.


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  • International High School of Wrocław

    Wrocław

    Our Take: International High School of Wrocław

    our takeInternational High School of Wrocław International High School of Wroclaw - is an international high school, existing for only a few years, which draws from nearly 30 years of experience in the functioning of non-public schools run by the Foundation for International Education (FEM). Like them, it belongs to IB World School, constituting a natural continuation of education in the system of the International Baccalaureate educational program. The pupils of WIS and bilingual ATUT schools can, therefore, continue their education in IB, and most importantly - pass the Diploma Program course and do the international high school diploma, gaining the opportunity to study at the best universities in the world. The high school is open to foreign and Polish students. Science is divided into two stages - the first year is the duration of the general education program, set by the Polish educational authorities and the guidelines of the IB program. Classes are taught in Polish and English, and young people learn about a new way of learning, mainly based on research and inquiry. The next two years of study are the implementation of the Diploma Program. It fully corresponds to the level of secondary school education, except that learning takes place in English (and in the pupil's native language) and is conducted in 6 subject groups, from which students choose 3 who they want to study and their scope. Usually, they are later subject to high school exams. At the same time, students carry out research work (Extended Essay), development program (CAS) and knowledge theory course (TOK), which teach them above all the use of knowledge in practice, the pursuit of goals and self-presentation. The primary goal of the IHSW educational program is to shape the citizens of the world - conscious, critical, creative, communicative, capable of independent development, and at the same time tolerant and sensitive to other people's problems. After compulsory classes, the school offers students, among others interest groups, language classes, art, theater, dance, squash, in a word, scientific, artistic and sports activities that support their comprehensive development.


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  • International Montessori Academy Wrocław

    Mokronos Górny

    Our Take: International Montessori Academy Wrocław

    our takeInternational Montessori Academy - is a team of educational institutions inspired by the methods of education and upbringing of Dr. Maria Montessori. At every level of education - from the nursery to the elementary school, it provides children with learning in the safe Montessori microworld, where they can develop in accordance with the development phases. It consists not only of specially designed and equipped classrooms, but also a garden with plants and animals for which children have to care for. Working in the garden, caring for animals provides them not only with the right portion of outdoor movement, but also with nature, teaching responsibility and independence. The garden is also a place of fun and development of movement coordination, social and communication skills. In a safe environment, children acquire new skills and knowledge. They work alone or in small groups - as a rule - let me do it myself. It is supported by a teacher who follows the child, adapting the program to his abilities and pace of work. At the Montossarian school, children can make mistakes because they are treated as a natural learning process. The evaluation system is also different, in which the most important is information about what the student already knows and what he should work on. Both the kindergarten and the school implement the program requirements of the Polish educational authorities, the British Curriculum guidelines and the Cambridge school curriculum, which the academy is currently applying for. At the same time, he pursues a bilingualism program in all primary school classes, in accordance with the Cambridge Bilingual Education guidelines. By providing learners constant contact with the living language, the school uses various methods, such as language immersion (immersion), CLIL (CLIL) or CLT, in which communication is the most important, not correct speaking or writing. Despite its Montesorrian pedigree, the school emphasizes the development of digital literacy of pupils. For this purpose, among others joined the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) and Cogito 21 programs


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  • International School of EKOLA

    Wrocław

    Our Take: International School of EKOLA

    our takeThe EKOLA School Complex, which operates in two locations, offers education at primary and secondary levels in three institutions: Ekola Primary School, Bilingual Secondary School and the International School of Ekola, where the IB Diploma Program is implemented. The school offers comprehensive education, and apart from the implementation of the core curriculum, ecological, social activities and physical activities, it also includes artistic activities. Interdisciplinary projects in the field of culture and numerous charity campaigns deserve special attention. In the Bilingual Secondary School all subjects are taught according to the Polish core curriculum. Throughout their studies, students can move to classes with the IB program. In grades 1 and 2, the majority of teachers also teach in the IB program - with excellent qualifications and many years of experience in teaching IB. The International School of Ekola prepares students for the IB Diploma. School admits studens all year round.


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  • International School of Krakow (ISK)

    Kraków

    Our Take: International School of Krakow (ISK)

    our takeInternational School of Krakow / International Krakow School (ISK): This is a large private school, currently attended by 283 students from 33 countries. It was founded in 1993, by the Embassy of the United States in Poland. ISK offers an international environment that supports the development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills. It focuses on the individual needs of students, the development of valuable skills (especially mathematics) and interests, as well as language education. It offers English-language learning for children who speak English. This doesn't mean, though, that the school isn't available for Polish children and for students for whom English is a foreign language; for them an EAL program is implemented, thanks to which children and young people can quickly make up for the distance between them and English-speaking peers.

    ISK has education at all stages in the American K-12 system--from kindergarten (for children aged 3 to 5), through primary school (grades 0 to 5), to secondary school, which includes junior high school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). At the end of high school, students receive an ISK diploma, which is dependent on getting the right number of points for completed courses during four years of study. Students also have the opportunity to complete the course and take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The Krakow School is accredited by the Council of International Schools in Europe, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), and it's supported by the US Department of State. ISK is the official College Board examination center. High school students must pass the PSAT, SAT I, and SAT II exams.


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  • International Trilingual School of Warsaw

    Warszawa
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    Bilingualism and multilingualism, as many studies unequivocally show, have an extremely positive effect on the brain's development, cognitive abilities, and intellectual functioning, including the aging process. In the nurseries, kindergartens, and primary schools of the International Trilingual School of Warsaw, which has also recently opened a campus in Kraków, trilingual children are trained in various configurations of English, Polish, French, Spanish, and Chinese.




    Our Take: International Trilingual School of Warsaw

    our takeITS places a major emphasis on multilingualism. It offers language learning and immersion beginning in nursery school, when it’s more spontaneous and tends to produce the best results. The three main languages taught are English, French, and Polish, but students can also learn Spanish, Chinese, and other languages. It has three Warsaw locations: at ul. Karowa, where there is a nursery and a kindergarten Street, in Queen of Aldona, where the primary school is located, and in Nobel, which houses the nursery, kindergarten, and primary school. Children at these schools have many different nationalities, and range in age from 1 to 13. The trilingual program follows the national curriculum of the UK, the United States, and Poland.


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  • J. Addison School

    Markham

    Our Take: J. Addison School

    our takeJ. Addison School was founded in 2002 to serve both local Canadian and international students. The facilities are modern and extensive, including boarding and support programs designed with the needs of international students specifically in mind. The school is lead by alumni of York University, and the partnership between the institutions has grown over the years, including unique scholarships and internships for high school students. That relationship will presumably continue to grow with the completion of the York University-Markham Centre Campus. Lee Vendetti, principal at J. Addison has said, “This partnership offers all the key players in both institutions an opportunity to share expertise and resources that will make the transition to university and the working world a smoother and more meaningful experience.” The ideal student is one who will thrive in a challenging, academically oriented, international environment, and who is intending to continue to post-secondary education.


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  • Kolumbus

    Błonie

    Our Take: Kolumbus

    our takeKOLUMBUS Elementary School: This is a private facility located in Błonie. It has an intimate character, and aims to create a small community of teachers, students, and parents, where nobody is anonymous. The school uses innovative teaching methods. There are no bells, the breaks between activities are decided by teachers, and these are adapted to children's interests and abilities. The facility also provides the opportunity to do homework during the day, so students don't have to carry around backpacks. In classes I-III, there's a non-standard grading system--mid-year and annual grades are descriptive. They contain information on the level of knowledge and skills and perspectives in further learning and development. Students receive feedback on learning and work, but there are no grades.

    Selected subjects are prioritized at school. One of them is math, which the school already teaches children beginning in preschool. The program includes the Bystrzak Academy: free classes addressed to preschoolers enrolled in the first class for the following school year. All students attend chess classes. The teachers put a lot of emphasis on English and Spanish. Foreign-language lessons take place 5 times a week. In classes VII and VIII, language learning takes on a different dimension: children no longer learn languages, ​​and subjects are taught in these languages. At the end of each year, students can take Cambridge English exams.


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  • Korczakowska Szkoła Marzeń

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Korczakowska Szkoła Marzeń

    our takeKorczakowska Szkoła Marzeń: This is a private primary School which is the first academic primary school in Warsaw founded and run by the Higher School of Pedagogy. It's located in the western part of the Ochota district, and implements the core curriculum of general education for an eight-year elementary school. The school's mission is to provide individual development for every child, which is why it focuses on proprietary educational and upbringing solutions. Children learn in small groups of up to 12 students, lessons don't have a specific duration, and do not end with a bell. English is a compulsory subject at school, taught from the first grade, and there are many games in this language. Children have a total of 6 hours of English per week.

    The school implements the original adaptation program Safe School, Individual Development. This offersd dedicated activities for children and parents of 6- and 7-year-olds who would like to assess their children's readiness to start first-class education. The facility puts a lot of emphasis on innovative techniques of learning and development of children. In junior classes, it uses new tools, such as Xbox and gamification. Older children have access to mobile education and social learning platforms. Thanks to cooperation with the company Progra, students in upper classes can also use a wide range of multimedia educational programs to facilitate career planning. Since 2017, the school has a preschool department, class "0", which allows younger children to beginning learning and integrating with other students. In "zero," the school combines play with learning English, so that at an early stage of education, kids learn to speak and understand this language fluently.


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  • Liceum Kreacji Gier Wideo

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Liceum Kreacji Gier Wideo

    our take

    This is a bilingual institution that is part of the Warsaw Film School in Zoliborz. It is a one-year program. It has a long and illustrious tradition as a High School of Film, which boasts a 100 percent Baccalaureate pass rate. On the premise that "making games could be more fun than playing," students learn the secrets of video game design and production, computer graphics and animation, art, and music. They have the opportunity to learn from the best: classes in game design are led by Maciej Szcześnik, one of the creators of the game "The Witcher" and the Warsaw Film School. The high school also works closely with one of the largest producers of video games—the company Techland.

    The school places great emphasis on developing the intellectual and creative abilities of students. It aims to develop students’ general knowledge, creativity, communication skills, openness to the world, knowledge of foreign languages, and specialized knowledge of the art of film. It has compulsory classes in art education, and students also have the opportunity to take classes in math, rhetoric, photography, astronomy, psychology, art history, media, and fencing. It also offers intensive language learning in English, and teaches a secondary language, which is French or Spanish.


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  • Liceum LifeSkills

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Liceum LifeSkills

    our takeThis remarkable school is located in the center of Warsaw (at 88 Hoża Street). It was founded by Robert Krool and Dr. Jarosław Sikora, leading figures in Poland, and is run by their LifeSkills Foundation for National Education. The school aims to develop students' emotional competence, and supports them in finding their own individual developmental path and to help prepare them for success in life. The school develops students' 21st century skills and competencies, such as mental resilience, commitment, communication skills, and team work, and it continuously monitors students’ progress in these areas. LifeSkills also offers specialized educational programs, for instance, for students who want to focus on medicine or business. A distinctive feature of the school is the holding of regular meetings of teachers, staff, and parents with Robert Krool, organized as part of the "School after hours" initiative, to strengthen the resolve of the school community.


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  • Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole

    Konstancin Jeziorna

    Our Take: Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole

    our takeLittle Academy Bilingual kindergarten - "your toddler will be fluent in English," reads the slogan on the kindergarten website and I have to admit that it can be true. The 4-year bilingualism program implemented by the kindergarten makes full use of the children's natural ability to learn a language. At this stage of development, the child learns languages ​​intuitively, contextually, without learning the grammar, just like a mother tongue. The condition is first of all to ensure constant contact with the language being taught. And this is how LA is - children have this contact for 8 hours a day, during which they learn and play under the guidance of teachers certified by the British Council, and only spend the remaining time with a Polish-speaking teacher. LA carries out its own program, which combines the content of pre-school education British Council Early Years Plus with the requirements of the Polish core curriculum, thanks to which it prepares children for further education to study in an English-speaking school (American, British or Canadian) and Polish. Learning English is primarily learning through play. During the classes, children sing, dance, tell stories, do manual work, and at the same time learn about English art and literature, learn pronunciation, rhyme, narrative, develop motor skills, social skills and increase intercultural awareness. In working with children, the kindergarten uses elements of Montessori pedagogy, eg by implementing the Little Explorers Program. As part of many activities, children learn to prepare meals, organize theater performances, meet interesting people and excursions. They can also take part in ceramic and art classes, learn Egurrol's dance or play the piano.


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  • Lycee Francais de Varsovie

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Lycee Francais de Varsovie

    our takeLycée Français de Varsovie is a French international school, also known as "Lycée Français de Varsovie - René Goscinny." Currently, the school consists of four educational institutions, located in the Sadyba and Saska Kepa districts of Warsaw. LFV is a very large private educational institution, with a total of nearly 800 students from 40 different countries. It has a kindergarten, elementary, and high school. At each level, the French curriculum is used, taking into account requirements of international schools in Poland. Students learn required French content, but at the same time learn Polish (as a foreign language), and Polish children learn it as a mother tongue. The main language of instruction at LFV is French. At the end of the fifth year of primary school students who do not have French citizenship take an exam DELF A2 level. LFV attests that the pass rate for this exam is 100%. High school study is also different from studying in a Polish institution at this level. Students choose compulsory as well as additional subject groups ("subject blocks") which are of interest to them from among socioeconomic subjects, humanities or science, and additional subjects, which they then take on their final school leaving exams.


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  • Międzynarodowa Szkoła Podstawowa w Zabrzu

    Zabrze

    Our Take: Międzynarodowa Szkoła Podstawowa w Zabrzu

    our takeInternational Primary School in Zabrze - is a private school run by Mariusz Maciej Drogokupca, a sworn translator from English, who has been involved in education of children and youth for almost 20 years, in particular language education. He claims that in life "everything is possible", probably therefore that is why educational institutions run by him enjoy a very good reputation - both pupils and parents, both Poles and foreigners. In education, the school uses proprietary methods based on the individualization of the teaching process and the use of modern information and communication techniques, both during classes and during additional classes. The school creates a safe environment that ensures comprehensive and harmonious development of the child. It implements the Polish core curriculum expanded to include learning foreign languages, especially English. He has the status of a second language at school and is taught using elements of the British core curriculum for primary schools based on the methods developed by Pearson (formerly Longman), which can be said for ages offers comprehensive educational and linguistic solutions for teachers, schools and their charges. Bilingual education at school takes place through a coherent and natural learning of English and Polish - and applies to both Polish and foreign children. The primary purpose of the school's activity is to bring up citizens of the world, fully communicative, prepared to work in contemporary civilization conditions. An open, empathetic man, full of faith in his own skills and abilities, who can independently learn and can use the acquired knowledge, while being critical, involved in social life and tolerant towards others and religious, cultural and national differences.


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  • Monnet International School

    Warszawa
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    Monnet International School in Warsaw, founded in 1992, is one of the oldest private schools in Poland. It’s the first Polish school to offer the IB programme at all levels (and it still does): from preschool to elementary school to high school. Its Diploma Programme started in 2003, Middle Years Programme (MYP) in 2011, and Primary Years Programme (PYP) in 2010. The school’s graduates continue studies at universities in Poland and many other countries, such as Austria, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Sweden, the UK, USA, and Italy.




    Our Take: Monnet International School

    our takeThis school, which is located in Warsaw, was founded in 1992. It was one of the first in Poland to offer an international education from kindergarten to high school, consistent with the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Monnet’s mission is to educate students to be citizens of the world, and to teach them to be knowledgeable and astute critical thinkers. At the same time, it aims to teach crucial values such as tolerance, empathy, and social responsibility. Moreover, in addition to traditional academics, education focuses on social, physical, emotional, and cultural development. Monnet uses the core curriculum of the Polish Ministry of education and the International Baccalaureate program. Classes at the school are conducted in two languages: English and Polish.

    Monnet International School is a private school in Warsaw founded in 1992, one of the first schools in Poland to offer children and youth - from kindergarten to high school - international education in accordance with the highest standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization, thus ensuring continuity of the IB system. The mission of the school is to educate world citizens, widely educated, critical and open to knowledge, as well as tolerant, empathetic and socially responsible. In the education process, the school represents an interdisciplinary approach and focuses students' social, physical, emotional, and cultural development. The school comprises three educational institutions: Paddington Bear International Kindergarten, located on ul. Górska, Private Primary School No. 95 at ul. Stępińska 13, and Jean Monnet Private High School No. 32 at ul. Belwederska 6a. They implement the Polish core curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at all its levels: kindergarten and primary school up to the second grade of high school - Primary Years Program (PYP) and Middle Years Program (MYP), as well as high school classes 3 and 4 - the IB Diploma Program (IB DP), thus preparing high school students to obtain an international high school diploma. Classes are conducted in two languages ​​- English and Polish.


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  • Montessori BONA VENTURA

    Szczecin

    Our Take: Montessori BONA VENTURA

    our takeMontessori Primary School BONA VENTURA in Szczecin: This school offers modern teaching methods based on the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori. This method uses an individual approach to the child, focusing on current needs, how to verify knowledge, and emotional and social education. Learning at school is divided into two stages. In the first stage, in lline with the Montessori method, children learn in a three-year class, which promotes mutual exchange of experiences, inspires and provides children with optimal social development. This gives them the opportunity to develop skills at their own pace, not in the atmosphere of competition imposed by a group of peers.

    Learning in older primary school (one-year) classes, in the second stage of education, is based largely on the project method and individual work. Children learn in program blocks run in properly-prepared school workshops: humanities, the natural sciences, and the exact sciences. The school fully implements the Polish core curriculum, placing special emphasis on learning English, with English classes taking place every day. In English teaching, instruction is based on the Super Minds program developed by Cambridge University Press. This program combines language learning with music, movement, and art, using mathematical, natural, historical, and cultural content. During learning, children also conduct conversations with an English-speaking teacher. The second compulsory foreign language at school is German, which is taught in groups, twice a week. An important feature of the educational process of the school is close cooperation with parents, for whom the school is in frequent contact, organizes numerous workshops, and supports them in home education and upbringing. The school has required uniforms.


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  • Montessori Elipsoida

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Montessori Elipsoida

    our takeKindergarten and School Elipsoida: This is a group of integration centers, which form two kindergartens. They operate in the Warsaw districts of Ursynów and Italy. Their aim is to develop the intellectual, social, physical, emotional and spiritual sides of children, while fully respecting freedom and human dignity. Both kindergartens and schools implement the core curriculum of the Polish Ministry of National Education, using the Montessori educational approach. The school provides a safe and friendly learning environment in which children can develop. This development is influenced not only by competent teachers, but appropriately furnished rooms, teaching aids, and a program adapted to the sensitive phases of children's development.

    During this time, children engage in sensory exploration, learn order, politeness and spatial relations, learn about objects, language, music, math, and start reading and writing. In kindergarten, children also learn a foreign language, culture, and religion. In contrast, in primary school, which uses the Montessori pedagogy, they gain knowledge about the world by learning about literature, discovering the principles of physics, math, chemistry and observing nature, and learning about culture and history. At the same time, they build self-esteem and learn respect for other people and the environment. All kindergarten and primary school classes are integrated, which means children with challenges or disabilities learn with those who don't have these challenges. The school also offers, as an additional program, individual sensory therapy (SI), which is meant to improve the nervous system. The number and kinds of classes at this school is tailored to the individual needs and interests of the child. The school also offers team sports, dances, the evolving movement of Weronika Scherborne, theater classes, culinary classes, painting, art, and many extracurriculars.


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  • Montessori International School

    Poznań

    Our Take: Montessori International School

    our takeMontessori International School (MIS): This is a bilingual, elementary integrated school where children with special educational needs, including those with autism spectrum disorders, learn together with children without special needs. It is run according to the standards of the Montessori Internationale Association, and thus offers not only the appropriate Montessori educational environment--properly prepared and equipped classrooms-, but also pedagogical staff, competent to organize and conduct teaching in accordance with the assumptions of this pedagogy, and teachers who are able to interest, orient, and support students in their natural and independent studies.

    At MIS, students work in multi-lingual groups, which include children aged 6-12, and one of the basic principles of the school is to provide them with three hours of uninterrupted work time, during which the child performs (independently or in a group) the work he or she chooses, at the pace that's right. Classes are conducted in Polish and English, according to the language immersion method. In the field of teaching children with SPE, the school offers comprehensive therapy tailored to the individual needs of the child. There's great emphasis on socializing children and shaping their ability to establish relationships with other people, through work in diads, triads, and other groups. Therapeutic classes are conducted by a team of special educators: Montessori teachers, speech therapists, INPP therapists (movement integration), SI (sensory integration) specialists, and others. The school also offers a whole spectrum of additional activities aimed at the comprehensive development of the child, such as art classes, chess, design, computer science, drama, sewing, tennis, swimming, and skiing.


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  • Montessori Neo School

    Myślenice

    Our Take: Montessori Neo School

    our takeThis is one of the few Montessori schools providing continuity of the teaching process from kindergarten to high school. At all stages of education, the school educates children in Myślenice near Kraków, where a kindergarten (Montessori Pre-School), a primary school (Montessori Primary School), and a high school (Neo TM School) are located. Since its inception in 2014, the school has also run a kindergarten in Częstochowa. Both the kindergarten and the primary school of Neo School fully implement the assumptions of Montessori pedagogy. They offer individualized learning, adapting the didactic process to the predisposition and needs of the student, and supporting it in overcoming learning difficulties. Two teachers work in every class. In the case of a kindergarten, the class counts up to 14 children, and in elementary school 20.

    There are no marks, bells or benches in the school. Students do not carry books: the educational room is equipped with a set of teaching aids that support the child's development and his or her natural desire to explore the world, where the teacher supports them and encourages them to act. The aim of the school is to prepare students for independent action and to develop responsibility in them, the skills of independent and team work, as well as respect for themselves and others. An individual approach to the student is also offered by the Neo TM School, which provides students with continuing education in the Montessori environment. It implements an original curriculum based on the MEN core curriculum, in which a special emphasis has been placed on math and language education: already in the first gradeadditional classes in math and English are compulsory. In the second grade, students choose their curriculum of interest and continue their education either in a mathematics-physical class, preparing them for studies in the exact and technical sciences, or in biochemistry, aimed at medical, chemical, or mathematics-natural sciences.


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  • Montessori Wesoła

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Montessori Wesoła

    our takeMontessori Wesoła - is a private kindergarten and school - Montessori House and Private Primary School Montessori Wesoła - founded and run by Małgorzata Lewandowska-Szczepura, enthusiast of Montessori pedagogy. It is not surprising, therefore, that both facilities are run according to the requirements of this teaching method. The kindergarten community consists of two groups of children ("blue" and "green") between the ages of 2.5 and 6 years, who acquire knowledge and skills according to their development phases at their own pace - but under the watchful eye of the teacher, while watching the older ones and sometimes younger friends - as in a happy family. In accordance with the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, children have a natural curiosity about the world and learn the best themselves. The task of the school is to create the right housing and equipment, as well as the atmosphere of safety, in which the child's failures are not punished with a bad word or assessment, but they form the basis for further development. In the Montessori classes there is neither glamor nor accidental things - they are all useful and necessary, they have an educational function. These aids are within the reach of the child and are adapted to the stage of its development. An indispensable element of the didactic and educational work of the school is also the whole building and playground, in which children have many duties to fulfill (eg maintenance of order, work in the garden). In such conditions, playing, searching and experimenting, and fulfilling the roles assigned to them, they learn and develop intellectually, emotionally and socially, thereby realizing the goals set by the Polish educational program. At the same time, they learn English intensively, which provides them with a permanent presence of two teachers - Polish and English. For three years, according to Montessori pedagogy, the program at the Montessori Wesola primary school has been implemented.


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  • MyVinci School & Preschool

    Warszawa

    Our Take: MyVinci School & Preschool

    our takeMyVinci School & Preschool - this school is made up of two international kindergartens and a primary school located in Warsaw's Mokotów district. Kindergartens offer education in well-equipped facilities, based on the Polish core curriculum and modern education methods, among which the most important are learning through play, project work, individualization of the teaching process and bilingualism. In the multilingual kindergarten located near Pola Mokotowskie, children are taught in four languages, while in a facility on the so-called Lower Mokotów - in the English-speaking kindergarten, mainly in English, Polish and Spanish. In MyVinci School kindergartens children learn mainly through play, during which they observe, experiment and thus learn about the world around them and the phenomena occurring in it. During learning and play, they develop their cognitive and emotional skills as well as acquire the necessary social competences, while at the same time - intensely and in a natural way - they learn a foreign language. Some of the classes are conducted in English and all children are accompanied by native speakers. The idea of bilingualism is also implemented by the primary school MyVinci, in which children are educated in two languages - Polish and English. As a Cambridge International School, the school implements the Cambridge educational program, and at the same time tasks assigned by the Polish core curriculum. Combining both programs into one's own, it shapes students such as self-confidence, responsibility, the ability to think logically, innovation and commitment. In the teaching process, he mainly uses the design method and in the language teaching immersion. Classes are taught by native speakers, which guarantees not only a high quality of learning how to use a language, but also learning about its cultural environment. At every stage of education, the MyVinci School offers students a whole range of additional activities that not only increase their knowledge and skills, but also build their faith in their own abilities and sense of security.


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  • Nasza Szkoła im. J. Korczaka

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Nasza Szkoła im. J. Korczaka

    our take

    Founded in 2004, this school has around 160 students, and is located in the Białołęka district of Warsaw. It focuses on the development of children’s self-esteem and respect for themselves and others. It has a unique educational program consistent with the Polish National Curriculum, one which uses modern teaching methods tailored to meet the needs and abilities of each child.

     It places great emphasis on math, logical reasoning,and theoretical and practical knowledge. Students learn the Polish language, both orally and in writing, and develop robust competence in the language. In the teaching of English (and Spanish, which is the second foreign language taught), the school uses a variety of methods, the most important being CLIL, multimedia games, and project work. Moreover, teaching is adjusted to meet the abilities of each child. The effects of such an approach to teaching are visible: in 2017, its students who took the Cambridge exams (Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, and FCE) obtained results not lower than 80%. The school’s students also have numerous achievements in math and Polish language competitions and quizzes.


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  • Niagara Christian Collegiate

    Fort Erie

    Our Take: Niagara Christian Collegiate

    our takeNiagara Christian Collegiate (NCC) can be a bit deceiving, at least at first glance. The setting is rural, with the nearest community of size being Niagara Falls to the north. The Niagara Parkway—the route through which NCC is accessed—is a sleepy, scenic drive along the eastern edge of the Niagara peninsula. The campus, for anyone driving by, can seem sympathetically sleepy, a world away from the hustle of urban life. Which, to some extent, it is. What you don’t see—and perhaps what even locals don’t accurately grasp—is the breadth and the diversity of the academic programs as well as the school’s student population. Half are international students, arriving from as close as the US to as far afield as Japan and Tunisia. The curriculum has a similar breadth, and the goal of the school is to deliver a comprehensive, international education through the lens of Christian values. The ideal student is one who is interested in all of that: growing within their faith and gaining a sense of their place in the world alongside peers of a like mind.


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  • Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina

    Lublin

    Our Take: Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina

    our takePrivate Primary School Albert Einstein in Lublin: This private school primarily teaches how to learn quickly and effectively. School teachers use effective methods based on the latest solutions in the fields of information and cognitive sciences. This school implements the Polish core curriculum, but places special emphasis on equipping children with linguistic and mathematical competences, as well as their physical development. Children learn two languages: English, with lessons every day in the form of teaching units and additional classes, and Spanish (the second most popular western language in the world), which children have twice a week.

    It's worth noting that the school prepares students for Cambridge examinations, confirming the knowledge of English at a given level of education. In the field of math education, the school uses mainly the methods of prof. E. Gruszczyk-Kolczyńska, which is based on adapting the content taught to the child's developmental abilities. An important area of ​​the educational activity of the school are classes developing digital competences, during which students can learn programming, computer graphics, or robotics. Additional activities allow students to broaden their scientific, technical, and artistic interests, such as participating in thematic workshops and clubs. The school also cares for the proper physical development of students, and provides them with daily sports activities.


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  • No Bell

    Konstancin-Jeziorna

    Our Take: No Bell

    our takeNo bell - is a private school recognized by the global organization Edumission for the most innovative school in the world of 2017, which breaks the usual teaching patterns. This is a school without bells, without textbooks, in which students have a direct impact on the content. In the teaching process NB is based primarily on Montessori pedagogy, with all its attributes - following the student, special help, working at their own pace, different classes, cleaning in the classroom and in the garden, outdoor activities, observation of nature, sport. At the same time, however, it creates a unique atmosphere in which students develop beautifully. The classes are organized to serve children and satisfy their need for movement - there are no chairs in the younger ones, therapeutic balls and the role of benches serve as tables, which are also exercise devices. The classes are colorful and the children can move around freely. In older classes - the arrangement depends on the current needs of children. The school has long since abandoned not only the traditional table, but also textbooks, because these impose ready-made solutions, they kill students in the freedom to interpret the content they learn. This does not mean that children do not learn - on the contrary, they successfully implement the Polish core curriculum for individual stages of education, achieving high scores in various competitions, but they do so at a pace and in a form that they themselves designate. The basis of the teaching process is an individual approach to the student and projects that students do both individually and in a group. They serve to develop creative thinking because they have an interdisciplinary character, and their role is to use the acquired knowledge in practice. The pupils decide about the choice of topic related to the content being processed. Freedom of interpretation and the possibility of choice are two basic factors that NB teachers pay special attention to. The school also puts emphasis on learning foreign languages, especially English.
    Students have English every day, and during classes they not only discuss with native speakers, but also carry out specific tasks - write scripts, make films, discuss current topics - they actually learn a foreign language while exploring the problems that interest them. Thanks to this, learning is addictive, interesting - it has nothing to do with the boring repetition of words and rules. In the didactic and educational process, environmental, health and humanitarian projects as well as volunteering are also of great importance. No bell belongs to the group of "schools with the power to change the world", implementing the Ashoka Foundation program. There are only 400 in the entire world, 6 in Poland.


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  • Nowatorska Szkoła Podstawowa

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Nowatorska Szkoła Podstawowa

    our takeInnovative Primary School - is a school without bells, no patterns in teaching, open to students with special educational needs. The facility offers children comprehensive didactic-educational and therapeutic care, providing them with optimal conditions for cognitive, emotional and social development. The curriculum is adapted to the individual needs and abilities of each child, and the classes are conducted in the form of experiments, experiments and self-discovery. Many of them take place outside the building, which is facilitated by the convenient location of the school in the vicinity of the Kabacki Forest in Warsaw's Ursynów. In the process of education, the school avoids schematic - it implements the original program of Living Education, consisting primarily of the fact that children themselves acquire knowledge, solve problems and make decisions, and the teacher only supports them. From the very first class, children will learn the basics of entrepreneurship, the secrets of negotiating, learn to deal with difficult situations, make decisions and bear their consequences. An essential element of the program, and at the same time an expression of an innovative approach to education is the conversion of chairs into therapeutic balls. Thanks to them, children satisfy the need for movement during the lesson, they are more willing to work, they are better focused on the task performed, and at the same time they maintain the correct posture. Comfort and efficiency of the learning process are also ensured by the equipment of classrooms and the arrangement of the common school space, in which there are therapeutic balls, sensory discs, footstools and teaching aids, which children can reach at any moment. For children with special educational needs, the school provides specialist care during classes and individual therapy. Students can also take advantage of revalidation classes, speech therapy, sensory integration, social skills training. On the basis of the ruling on the need for individual teaching, the school also conducts individual teaching. However, parents who want to provide their children with home teaching offer comprehensive cooperation.


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  • Open Future International School

    Kraków

    Our Take: Open Future International School

    our takeOpen Future International School - is a school offering international education based on the Polish core curriculum and International Baccalaureate guidelines. It conducts educational activities of children from kindergarten to middle school, providing them with comprehensive intellectual, physical, social and emotional development, the purpose of which is to educate citizens of the world, thinking, creative, able to independently acquire knowledge and function. People of self-confidence and their skills, while at the same time loving their country, sensitive to social and involved problems. In the teaching process, Open Future centers focus primarily on the development of language skills. Both in kindergarten, primary school and junior high school children are provided with daily contact with English, not only because some of the classes are taught in this language (in junior high school they are mathematics, physics, biology, history, geography and ethics). but for this reason, they are run by English-speaking teachers who are available to students also outside of the classroom. The pupil community created by children from various parts of the world also provides quick and practical language learning. The linguistic and cultural integration is also facilitated by the project method, which is the basic method of school work. An unusual solution, which aims to provide students with safe and stress-free learning conditions is the lack of ringtones. Proper development of students is also ensured by the individualization of the teaching process and the constant presence of a psychologist and pedagogue at school. Currently, the school's program also includes workshops for future high school students. They are to prepare and encourage students to learn in the general high school Open Future, which will start operating in the school year 2019/2020 and will be another IB school on the educational map of Poland.


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  • Pickering College

    Newmarket, ON

    Our Take: Pickering College

    our takePickering College was founded as the West Lake Seminary by Quakers in 1842 and, as you might expect, has had a long and interesting history since. Canada became a dominion, the school amalgamated, some buildings burned down, others were built up. It began as a co-educational school, something unique at the time, and as such provided an expression of the Quaker ideal that both sexes should be educated equally. It was also the first school in North America to offer a course in typewriting, symbolic of the school's desire to encorporate new ideas and technologies, and to educate students with an eye to the world they would enter upon graduation. Times of course have changed, though certainly many of the values that the school upholds today reflect those with which it was founded, including a desire to embrace new ideas and to support a diversity of interest. The ideal student is one who will thrive in a supportive yet challenging academic environment.


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  • Pitagoras Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa

    Nadarzyn

    Our Take: Pitagoras Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa

    our takeParents praise this school for the commitment of teachers, modern teaching methods in which elements of Montessori pedagogy are visible, the individual approach to the child, the good atmosphere, and tasty dinners. Located on a spacious plot in Nadarzyn, the facility offers comfortable housing conditions, including a studio and theater, IT and sensory integration rooms, as well as extensive equipment that allows for the implementation of many interesting activities. The school implements the Polish core curriculum with an extended language learning program. English is taught in this school from the first grade, 6-8 hours a week, and German (second language), from 2 to 4 hours a week. Part of the classes are carried out with a native speaker, helping children learn the language quickly. The school also attaches great importance to learning math and logical thinking and developing social competences. Children learn not only during lessons, but also during additional classes, which are organized as part of the tuition fee. After lessons, children can tap, paint, cut, crochet, or develop manual skills as part of the Circle of Clever Hands, and as part of the Little Explorers' Club, make experiments, explore, and observe the world around them. They can also model their figure, develop physical coordination and physical fitness as part of ballet classes, rugby TAG classes (rugby version for children), as well as fencing, and exercise the mind while playing chess or board games. These classes teach children interpersonal communication and help them to bond. For children in preschool and school age, the school also conducts Sensory Integration (SI) therapy.


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  • Polish British Academy of Warsaw

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Polish British Academy of Warsaw

    our takePolish British Academy of Warsaw: This primary school, named after Jan III Sobieski, is a bilingual school located in Warsaw's Wilanów district. It has been in existence since 2012, when the "Kids' Academy Primary School" was established. It has ensured continuation of education for the children of the kindergarten at the "Kids' Academy." The school is a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The students come from many different nationalities. One of the main goals of the school is to instill respect and tolerance for the pupils of the traditions of different nationalities and cultural groups, and to respect diversity. The school teaches according to the Polish core curriculum expanded to include the core curriculum of the British Curriculum. Children learn in a bilingual system, in English and Polish. English is the language of instruction. From class III, children learn an additional foreign language, which is Spanish. PBA students take the Cambridge Young Learners (YLE) language exams recognized throughout the world. The school provides students with three meals a day, and students are required to wear uniforms. Since 2004, it has also run the Kindergarten Kids' Academy Preschool, initially in Konstancin-Jeziorna, and since 2007 located in the Wilanów district of Warsaw. This school offers bilingual (Polish and English) instruction using language immersion and glottodidactics.


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  • Polish-English Primary School Edison

    Warszawa
    Get to know Polish-English Primary School Edison
    Our Kids Interview:

    Polish-English Primary School Edison is located in the Warsaw district of Wilanów. It’s an elementary school that implements two curricula—Polish and English.




    Our Take: Polish-English Primary School Edison

    our takePolsko-Angielska Szkoła Podstawowa Edison (Polish-English Primary School Edison) in Wilanów, Warsaw offers bilingual education. The school implements two core curricula - Polish and English, attaching great importance to the creative and innovative use of modern technologies. In school work, activating teaching methods are used, resulting from the belief that the key in education is the involvement of students in the educational process. The school has very good results in exams and a high position in school rankings. A very important element is charity campaigns initiated and carried out by students. As one of only three Polish schools, it is authorized by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), which represents and guarantees quality in over 290 nternational  British schools in 80 countries around the world.


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  • Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori

    our takePolish Montessori Education Center - one of the few educational institutions in Poland that can boast of teaching Montessori at every stage of education. POEM operates in the Warsaw district of Ursus, where it offers childcare from the moment he completes 6 months - in a nursery (at Prawnicza street), guaranteeing a safe environment, development consistent with the developmental stages of the child, care of experienced staff, and even the participation of parents in the adaptive period. Adequate education for developmental stages accompanies children in subsequent stages of education - in kindergarten, which POEM carries out in two locations (at Prawnicza Street and H. Pobożny Street), and in a primary school (H. Pobożny Street), middle school and high school ( street Bohaterów Warszawy). In the subsequent years of education, children acquire the knowledge and skills required by the Polish core curriculum, in accordance with the instructions of Dr. Maria Montessori's pedagogy. The basic form of children's activity is self-employment. Students carry it out at their own pace and in accordance with their individual interests and abilities. They learn to express their own opinions and beliefs, independence, responsibility and cooperation (especially when performing tasks that require the involvement of more students) and respect others and the world around them. Classes are complemented by various forms of group activity: "circle meetings", music and movement activities, sensory stimulation, art and culinary classes, speech therapy and language games in English. The classrooms and their equipment are also adapted to teach Montessori. Children learn in the so-called educational groups, covering 2-3 years. POEM is run by the "Give me time" foundation. Since 2000, he has been a member of the Montessori Europa Association


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  • Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Pomarańczowa Ciuchcia Przedszkola

    our takeOrange Ciuchcia - is one of the largest networks of kindergartens and crèches in Poland, which operates in the western part of the Warsaw agglomeration. Works for over 21 years. Most of its facilities accept children from 7.00 and deal with them until 18.00, and sometimes and longer. During this time, children implement a Polish educational program, ensuring comprehensive development - emotional, intellectual, physical and social. Fundamental importance in this process is language education, which equips children with the ability to speak and communicate, and mathematical, responsible for the ability of logical thinking. Orange Ciuchcia based methods of working with students on the theory of multiple intelligentsia prof. Howard Gardner, according to which there are 8 types of human intelligence - language, mathematics and logic, movement, visual and spatial, musical, nature, interpersonal and intrapersonal (intuitive), and each man has a unique profile of intelligence, which should be developed accordingly. In the didactic-educational process, the PC determines such a child's profile and on this basis directs and stimulates its development, strengths, not forgetting about weaknesses. At the same time, it equips children with foreign language skills, providing them with bilingual education - English is already started in a group of 2.5-year-olds, and in older groups Spanish is introduced. Language learning is conducted by the method of immersion by teachers and native speakers who accompany children during all pre-school activities, thanks to which in a short time they begin to understand a foreign language and use it. PC kindergartens provide children with specialist psychological care, which helps teachers and parents to solve educational problems, a methodology that supervises the program and monitors children's progress, a speech therapist who constantly checks the child's speech development, dietitian, doctor and nurse as well as special educators (therapists) who in integration groups work with children who require support in accordance with their judgments or opinions. PC is in fact open to children with special educational needs (SPE).


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  • PRIMUS Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa nr 47 i Niepubliczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące

    Warszawa
    Get to know PRIMUS Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa nr 47 i Niepubliczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące
    Our Kids Interview:

    The PRIMUS Foundation runs two schools in the Warsaw district of Kabaty—Non-Public Primary School No. 47 and Non-Public Secondary School. Both schools are named after Robert Schuman and have been operating since 1992.




    Our Take: PRIMUS Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa nr 47 i Niepubliczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące

    our takePRIMUS Private Primary School No. 47 and Private Secondary School (both schools are named after Robert Schuman) are two schools run by the PRIMUS Foundation, operating since 1992 and located near the Kabaty subway station in Warsaw. They offer education from kindergarten to high school. Schools implement the Polish curriculum of the Ministry of National Education, but conduct it bilingually. In addition to English, students learn other languages ​​- Spanish, German and French. The schools use innovative methods and programs created by their own teachers. An important element in teaching is the use of modern technologies, such as iPads. The schools cooperate with Cambridge English, the Cervantes Institute and the Österreich Institut and prepare students to obtain prestigious foreign language certificates, including British Council KET, PET, FCE, CAE. The PRIMUS Foundation's schools won the title of "Schools with Class" in the first edition of the contest and the Cogito diploma as a school which promotes creative, critical and  scientific thinking. Starting from grade 6, students visit England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland as part of cultural-linguistic and green school projects.


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  • Pro Beanus

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Pro Beanus

    our takePrivate Primary School No. 51 Jan Brzechwy Pro Beanus - it was established in 1992 as a non-public educational institution, located in the Ochota district of Warsaw. For over 25 years, he has been offering children and youth at the highest level, ranking at the forefront of Masovian schools.
    The school implements the Polish core curriculum. The school's educational program combines the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) with the traditional transmission of knowledge, effectively using different teaching methods. Students in each school year participate in projects carried out in groups of classes, thanks to which they gain knowledge far beyond curricula and develop their interests.
    From the 2015/16 school year, an innovative bilingualism method has been implemented in selected classes, ie CLIL subject-language teaching.
    Bilingual education at school takes place in a multi-stage mode. The first stage is dominated by play elements, over time the participation of a foreign language increases adequately to the level of language competence of pupils. The weekly duration of bilingual instruction in class I is 22 hours and in class II and III 23 hours. Teachers conduct part of the classes in Polish, and some in English. In addition, one lesson per week is conducted by an English teacher who regularly controls the implementation of the English language program.
    In class IV, along with subject teaching, there is a further development of linguistic skills with an emphasis on the alternate use of two languages.
    The school also has a wide range of additional classes. Students participate in judo activities, play chess, learn to create ceramics and cook. In school circles of interest, they develop their musical, artistic, theatrical and even philosophical talents.


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  • Pro Futuro

    Blizne Łaszczyńskiego

    Our Take: Pro Futuro

    our takeFounded in 1993, Pro Futuro consists of two schools located in Warsaw: a non-public bilingual primary and high school with biingual (English and French) classes. Both these schools conduct education in accordance with the core curriculum and requirements of the Polish Ministry of National Education. They offer original programs, using modern teaching and learning methods, in part developed by the school’s strategic partner, Colin Rose, a world authority in teaching pedagogies and their effectiveness. The basis of education of the Pro Futuro schools is the "we teach" program, which combines modern teaching methods, such as multi-sensory education, project work, and tutoring, with activities that improve the speed and effectiveness of learning, such as brain training. Each student is developmentally evaluated and their progress is monitored, so that teaching methods can be adapted to meet their needs, abilities, and potential. Also, in language education, the school uses a program that combines intensive teaching methods, such as language immersion and CLIL, with the latest discoveries in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neurobiology. All classes are taught in English, with the exception of Polish history and geography of Poland, which are taught in Polish. At the end of each level of education, children must pass Cambridge English-Language Assessment exams because both Pro Futuro schools are accredited as Cambridge English Language Assessment Preparation Centres preparing for the international high school diploma.


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  • Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Belward

    Poznań

    Our Take: Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Belward

    our takePrywatna Szkoła Podstawowa Belward operates in Poznań. The school implements the Polish core curriculum, but enriches it with a number of additional elements, such as projects, presentations and in-house innovative programs supported by modern technology. Small classes of maximum 20 allow for the individualisation of teaching. Students go through expanded language programs, with daily English lessons, as well as an additional language instruction starting from Grade 1. A lot of importance is attached to the safety and comfort of students.


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  • Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowaim. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego

    Kraków

    Our Take: Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowaim. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego

    our takeThis is a school whose aim is to prepare responsible, creative, and good young citizens to actively participate in the social and cultural life of Polan. It conducts patriotic education, with particular emphasis on the culture and traditions of the region, bringing up children in the spirit of democracy, freedom, justice, tolerance, and respect for the rights and dignity of others. At the same time, it focuses on comprehensive development of the child, equipping him or her with knowledge and skills. This school has many laureates of provincial competitions.

    In the teaching process, the school implements the Polish core curriculum, placing a special emphasis on language education, with five hours of English a week and two hours of German. Language education is effectively strengthened by numerous trips abroad, giving kids the chance to meet new people and cultures, and above all to test their language skills. The school also cares about the physical condition of students, providing them with improved swimming techniques and learning ballroom dance. An important element of education is drama: there's a theater at the elementary school, which also has many awards. It's one of two theaters operating at this institution; the second operates at the 1st Private High School of Marshal Józef Piłsudski in Krakow, which began operations in September 1990. It also offers rigorous and engaging learning in a friendly atmosphere and a reliable upbringing based on traditional values.


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  • Przedszkole Numer Jeden

    Warszawa
    Get to know Przedszkole Numer Jeden
    Our Kids Interview:

    The founder of Przedszkole Numer Jeden in the Warsaw area of Wilanów is Edyta Frejek. She comes from Zakopane, a town in the Tatra Mountains.




    Our Take: Przedszkole Numer Jeden

    our takeKindergarten Number One is a modern educational institution that provides children with comprehensive development, equipping them with English, thanks to the bilingualism program. Learning English in kindergarten is done by immersing in the language, that is everyday contacts with native speakers, for whom English is the mother tongue. PNJ implements the idea of language learning through play. This method is also used for other educational purposes - for the development of aesthetic and musical sensitivity, physical development and coordination, social skills. They serve this purpose, among others dance and art classes, during which children perform various artworks, draw and paint, as well as contact with art, eg taking part in theater performances. All classes result from the needs of children, because teachers use the individualization of the teaching process. PNJ implements the Recommended by the Ministry of Education Program of Pre-school Education Tablit. It is based on two main methods - the Questioning the Author method, which consists in asking the teacher open questions, which allows children to creative, independent inferences, and a design method in which children are engaged for various tasks - e.g. room decor. The tablecloth emphasizes learning about the world through action, experiencing, discovering, experiencing and discussing, thus arousing children's love of learning. The program also has a developed module of English, which assumes full synergy with the issues raised during other classes. PNJ offers not only high quality education, but also creates excellent conditions for it. Children are in rooms equipped with high quality air purifiers that protect them against smog, allergens, bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as modern educational equipment, including an interactive carpet that diversifies teaching, movement and therapeutic activities. In PNJ, children are under the care of a speech therapist and a psychologist.


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  • Robert Land Academy

    Wellandport

    Our Take: Robert Land Academy

    our takeSome students thrive in environments where they have lots of latitude to be independent and self-motivating. Others thrive in the opposite: an environment that is it structured and ordered, with very clear limits and recognizable boundaries. Robert Land Academy, truly, is for them. The daily routine is regimented, and discipline is enforced. The results, often, are astonishing. This is a school that prides itself on its ability to turn lives around, and that pride is well placed. Robert Land isn't for every student, but, of course, no school is. For students who require structure in order to succeed, the school can make a remarkable difference in a very short period of time.


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  • Rothesay Netherwood School

    Rothesay

    Our Take: Rothesay Netherwood School

    our takeThe school dates to 1874 when the brilliantly named Ezekiel Stone Wiggins founded Thompson's School, a coed day school. It teetered a bit in the early years, with changes in ownership, and direction, though in time found ultimately found both its academic and financial footings. A long-standing association with Netherwood, a school for girls founded in 1894, resulted in an amalgamation between the two in 1984. The school remains true to a tradition of academic excellence, and the campus is rich with reminders of its long history. The school has also has benefited from robust development, the product of a number of capital campaigns over recent decades. Between the long tradition and extensive recent development, there's frankly a lot here to love. Notably among the school's alumni is John Peters Humphrey, primary author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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  • Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne

    our takeRubik Music School is the first non-public kindergarten in Warsaw that shapes children through a wide range of musical activities, and its patron is the well-known Polish composer and musician Piotr Rubik. The kindergarten has two facilities: in Ochota, in the immediate vicinity of Szczęśliwicki Park and in Mokotów, near the office complexes. Preschoolers actively participate in music projects, learn to compose and take part in rhythmic classes. The learning curve is adapted to the individual abilities of each child. At Rubik Music School, pre-school education also includes bilingualism: children learn the basics of English through the method of linguistic immersion, and the learning itself takes place in a fun atmosphere. The Rubik Music School uses the global English language reading (RUN - Repeat Understood Name). This technique is based on deciphering the language: from reading a given word, then through its understanding, to independent application. The kindergarten also offers workshops entirely in English: "What a wonderful world" is learning about the diversity of the world and its cultures combined with the experience of nature and "Cooking the music", where children learn to cook exotic dishes. The kindergarten's philosophy is to awaken children's curiosity to the world through art: feeling and creating. During the music classes the Lidia Bajkowska method is used, which consists in personifying the notes; this procedure allows you to quickly assimilate the basics of music to your child. Children also participate in Piotr Rubik's original workshops, where they actively listen to music and play instruments according to the methods of Batti Strauss and C. Orff. Nutrition is very important at Rubik Music School: meals are prepared from natural ingredients, which allows you to learn healthy eating habits, and the DietboxKids philosophy, that is, providing full-value and varied meals, which at the same time develops children's culinary tastes. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in Piotr Rubik's concerts and music workshops.


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  • Sokrates

    Częstochowa

    Our Take: Sokrates

    our takePrivate Primary School "Socrates" in Częstochowa - is a non-public institution founded by Jadwiga and Tomasz Bartosz, whose motto is the words of Socrates: "Wisdom depends on three things: personality, knowledge and self-control." According to him, in the process of education and upbringing, he prepares young people to function in adult life, achieve successes, develop such qualities as passion for learning, persistence in pursuing a goal, faith in their own strengths and abilities, ability to cooperate, and the ability to organize their work and time management, at the same time instilling them with universal ethical and moral values. The school implements the Polish core curriculum, enriched with an extended foreign language learning program, primarily English. The second taught language is German. He uses proprietary curricula and provides an individual approach to the child. The facility offers students a comfortable learning environment - children learn in spacious rooms, and the maximum number of students in the classroom does not exceed 20 people. In everyday work students use innovative scientific solutions - interactive electromagnetic and tactile boards, multimedia projectors, interactive sets for learning mathematics, history, geography and foreign languages, as well as audiovisual sets for presenting and displaying films and visualizers. In addition to the basic educational program, children can choose from a variety of additional activities that support their physical development, such as gymnastics, eastern martial arts or rhythmic music classes. There are also many interest groups in the school - ceramic, chess, photographic and linguistic. Willing children can also sign up for the drunken cluster cooperating with the ZHP Detachment in Częstochowa.


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  • Społeczna Szkoła im. S. Lema STO

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Społeczna Szkoła im. S. Lema STO

    our takeSocial School S. Lema STO - is an educational institution founded in 1989 by the Social Educational Association, which for the first years was active as the Public High School No. 3 STO. The school has quickly achieved a very high level of education, which it maintains until today. The methods of working with the student and her undoubted educational success resulted in the fact that in 2012 the Warsaw branch of STO established another school - a gymnasium, which in the first year of its functioning was at the forefront of Polish schools. From 1 September 2017, following the reform of the education system, the primary school started its educational activities. Currently, the association runs the Primary School of Primary S. Lema STO, Social Junior High School S. Lema STO and LO, all located on the campus next to Dworzec Wileński metro station. STO schools offer a Polish core curriculum with an extended program of foreign language learning, mathematics and subjects selected by students themselves. They provide individualization of the teaching process, which includes both particularly gifted students and students with educational problems - with symptoms of dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia or with Asperger syndrome. It is possible thanks to the low-class classes, which do not exceed 12 pupils in early school education (grades 1-3), and from class IV to high school - 16. Additionally, when learning languages, classes are divided into groups. The school puts a special emphasis on language education - children and youth learn primarily English, which is taught 4 hours a week already in grades I-IV of the primary school, and 5 hours from the 5th grade, and - to choose from - German, Spanish or French for 3 hours per week. The educational offer of STO schools, including language schools, is supplemented by interest groups, cultural days organized by the school, excursions and integration trips, exhibitions, cinemas, theaters, philharmonics and operas. For children with developmental dysfunctions, the center offers a diagnosis and re-education classes as well as psychotherapists' trainings tailored to their individual needs.


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  • Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka

    our take

    Social Schools of Bułhak - are educational institutions belonging to the Social School Foundation, which in the autumn of 1990 in the Wesoła district of Warsaw established one of the first social primary school in Poland. At present, the foundation runs five branches in Wesoła - from kindergarten with nursery branch to high school - providing children a safe passage throughout the entire pre-school and school education. At all levels, Bułhak offers learning in a friendly environment, individualized approach to children, teaching in accordance with the Polish core curriculum and bilingual education - in Polish and English - using the language immersion method (CLIL). Already at the early childhood education stage, students have 8 hours of English per week, of which one hour they spend with a native speaker, and two learn mathematics and nature. There are more in the older classes of English, and in bilingual classes some subjects are taught in this language. From class I, students also learn other foreign languages, with a choice of German, French and Spanish. When going to high school, students continue their education in profiled classes: - medical and natural sciences - with an extended program of biology, chemistry, mathematics and additional subjects related to this development direction, e.g. first aid, medical biology; - economic and legal - with an extended program of mathematics, knowledge about society, geography and additional subjects such as company management, the basics of law; - language and artistic - with an extended program of foreign language and Polish language learning and history, knowledge about society, as well as painting lessons, theater or journalistic workshops. In teaching, the school uses modern methods, among which the project work is the basic one. During extra-curricular activities, students are prepared for international examinations in foreign languages ​​and subject competitions, participate in compensatory and developing activities, as well as in therapeutic classes, if there are such indications. They can also participate in numerous classes and clubs of interest..


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  • St. Stephen's School, Rome

    Rome

    Our Take: St. Stephen's School, Rome

    our takeSt. Stephen's School was founded by a group of North American educators who took the American independent school as a model, though with the intention of superseding it, literally creating a “pace-setter,” in their terminology, that other schools would seek to emulate. Notably, it was non-denominational, firmly set within the liberal-arts ideal, offering a course of study toward educating students to take active part in civic life, locally and globally. The founders chose Rome because of its stature in world history and its proximity to some of the prime moral, artistic, and political antecedents of western life. Unusual for the time, it would also be an international school in the sense that we think of it today, one where students come from around the world to grow and learn together, gaining a sense not only of their talents, but also how to deploy them in international settings. In 1975 it became the first school in Italy to adopt the IB. Today the enrollment remains intentionally small, with a high student-instructor ratio, and is attractive to students who share a dedication to learning in a truly international and intercultural environment. The facilities are as good as it gets, sparkling in every way, located in a villa—one that itself sympathetically reflects the architectural heritage of the region—steps from a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Circus Maximus, Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Instructors also arrive from around the world, all bringing a close experience of the IB and a passion for what it can offer. A majority of students live locally, though boarding is available, and the school is rightly a draw for students arriving from IB programmes in North America, Europe and Asia. Throughout, St. Stephen's continues to realise the founders’ desire to create an institution that would be more than just another school, one that would exemplify the cosmopolitan ideal and serve as an important model of academic excellence.


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  • Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej

    Zielonka

    Our Take: Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej

    our takeSchool of Creative Activity (SAT): This is an intimate, non-public primary school operating in Zielonka, which is based on the progressive trend of the New Education, and in particular to the pedagogy of Celestyna Freinet. It was established in 1992 on the initiative of prof. Krystyna Pankowska and dr. Mariusz Samoraja, academic staff at the University of Warsaw. From the beginning, it has been an open school, with a community nature, carried out with respect for children's rights, in which the creative role of students plays a fundamental role in the teaching and upbringing process. It also focuses on children's natural inclination to DIY, painting and making music, and creativity.

    This helps develop not only children's artistic interests, but also their creativity, physical skills, and willingness to learn. The effects of this approach are very measurable: SAT's alumni are winners of national math, science, historical, sports, and language competitions. The school fully implements the core curriculum of the Polish Ministry of Education, with an extended program of computer science and English, which is compulsory for all students.

    In the education process, integrated education and educational drama play a special role. Children acquire scientific and practical skills both during lessons and additional classes, such as circles of interest (including math, history, art, and ceramics) and during trips to the cinema, theater, and outdoor venues. All of this is included as part of tuition. The SAT employs highly qualified teachers, trained and developed with the continuous support of the Pedagogical Department of the University of Warsaw. It also collaborates with the Ministry of Culture and Arts, the Cultural Animation Center, the Polish InSEA Committee, the non-governmental organization of education through art affiliated with UNESCO, and other cultural and educational institutions in Poland and abroad. The school is run by the Foundation Upbringing through Art.


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  • Szkoła Otwarta

    Warszawa
    Get to know Szkoła Otwarta
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    Open School is a small alternative school in Warsaw which ensures harmonious development of each child in all aspects: cognitive, emotional, social, and physical, as well as a joyful education in a safe school environment.




    Our Take: Szkoła Otwarta

    our takeSzkoła Otwarta (The Open School) is an small alternative elementary school located in the Saska Kępa residential district in Warsaw. The school employs a large number of passionate teachers who approach each student individually and in a non-standard way. The faculty constantly improve their qualifications. The main goals and mission of the Open School are: comprehensive child development, supporting talents, safe and friendly learning environment without aggression, empathy, openness to oneself, others and the world, and preparing children to function in the modern world. The school does not use grades or tests. The students are formally enrolled in home education, but instead of studying at home, they engage in workshops, projects and classes in the Open School. Formally, they are students of Z. and J. Moraczewski Private Primary School in Sulejówek, where at the end of each year they take exams in all the subjects and receive certificates.


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  • Szkoła Podstawowa im. Piotra Michałowskiego w Krakowie

    Kraków

    Our Take: Szkoła Podstawowa im. Piotra Michałowskiego w Krakowie

    our takePrimary School Piotr Michałowski in Krakow - is a private institution offering children from Poland and abroad an 8-year education cycle - from class I to VIII, compliant with the Polish curriculum and an extended foreign language learning program. On this basis, students develop mathematical, communication and social skills, while learning critical thinking, the ability to acquire and process knowledge, function in society and work in a team, and care for the natural environment. The school represents an individualized approach to students, adapting the content taught, ways of communicating it and the pace of work to the possibilities of children, and pupils with problems in mastering the material provides re-education and compensatory classes. The institution puts a special emphasis on language education. Learning English starts in class 0 and is run every day, 5 hours a week. In class IV, a second foreign language is included - German, Spanish or French, 3 hours per week. In grades VII and VIII, students have the opportunity to study in a bilingual system, i.e. lecture English on selected subjects. Language education is based on various methods and techniques of work, such as communication method, drama, design work and exercises using educational programs and games. In addition, it is supported by conversations with native speakers, club classes (eg English Club, English Film Club), contacts with peers from other countries as part of the eTwinning program, preparation for international exams, weekend trips conducted by anglists and foreign trips. In addition to these activities, the school also conducts numerous activities to develop students, such as theatrical, film, art, music and sports circles and workshops. For foreign language students and those returning from abroad, the school offers the Welcom Program, which speeds up the learning of the Polish language. The school is run by the Towarzystwo Społecznej Szkoła Podstawowej im. Piotr Michałowski (TSSP), which also offers education in kindergarten, middle school and general high school.


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  • Szkoła Podstawowa Montessori w Rzeszowie

    Rzeszów

    Our Take: Szkoła Podstawowa Montessori w Rzeszowie

    our takePrivate Primary School of Montessori in Rzeszów - it is the first private school fully realizing the pedagogy of Maria Montessori in Podkarpacie - offers three-grade, three-year classes in which children learn mainly themselves and from each other, in which two Montessori teachers accompany them constantly. There were four such classes in the passing school year - three for children in the first stage of school education (equivalent to classes 1-3) and one for children in the second stage of education (equivalent to classes IV-VII). In the new school year, two classes of the second stage of education will be created. Little? Probably not as for only two years of the school's activity, which was established in 2015. In the field of Montessori education, however, it is not a new institution - for over 10 years its founder and headmistress Agnieszka Krzywdzik and Jadwiga Krzywdzik run the Non-Public Preschool Montessori "Chatka Puchatka". The school is located in a newly built building in the old quarter of Pobitno. There is a recreation area around it, and in the immediate vicinity there is a playground, thanks to which children are provided with outdoor activities and contact with nature. However, the physical development of pupils is mainly influenced by permanent classes in the sports hall and swimming lessons. Learning takes place in spacious classrooms, in which every child can find a place for individual (own) work, which is the primary form of child labor in a Montessori school. Students have at their disposal over 300 "developmental" aids and their teachers who are ready to support them, guide them, as well as colleagues. In addition, the tasks performed by students - whether alone or in a group - are always individually tailored to their abilities, thanks to which children develop at their own pace - without explicit reference to the program's requirements. Nevertheless, students fully implement the program designated by the education authorities, and additionally intensively learn English, which is taught daily in small groups in all classes. The school is open from 7.00 to 17.00. The uniforms are valid in it.


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  • Szkoła Podstawowa Paderewski w Lublinie

    Lublin

    Our Take: Szkoła Podstawowa Paderewski w Lublinie

    our takeThe Paderewski Primary School in Lublin: This is a private school, in which every child develops "at their own pace and in their own way." It offers an individualized approach to the child, consistent with the latest trends in cognitive psychology and pedagogy. It provides small-group lessons, using information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities. It provides an atmosphere conducive to shaping social skills, gaining knowledge, and developing scientific, artistic, and sporting interests. The school conducts education in accordance with the Polish curriculum, with an extended program of English.

    The school also has compulsory philosophy lessons, which helps students understand the world and supports creative thinking. An important element of the teaching process is the formative assessment used at school, in which teachers define pupils' goals in a language understood by the student and success criteria - "NaCoBeZu," or "what they will pay attention to," when assessing a given work. Formative assessment has a descriptive form and is not only a valuable hint for the student, but also for parents. Students also benefit from self- and peer-evaluation. Primary school is one of the educational facilities run under the name "Paderewski" - the school also has a Paderewski Junior High School - the only school authorized in the International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Paderewski High School, which can boast a 100% pass rate in both the Polish and international program.


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  • Szkoła Przyszłości

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Szkoła Przyszłości

    our takeSchool of the Future in Warsaw - nothing at all happens in this school in Białołęka - during the first year of schooling a student is diagnosed due to the type of dominant intelligence, sensory type and learning method, and then an individual educational path is determined for him. Teachers adapt teaching methods to the student's needs and abilities. In the teaching process, the school implements the core curriculum defined by the Ministry of National Education and the standards and goals adopted therein, using innovative educational methods. For example, reading and writing skills teach using the methodology of prof. Rocławski, and conducts mathematical education based on the programs of prof. Gruszczyk-Kolczyńska. Teachers during the classes reach for stagings, drama, games, projects, conversations, and use information and communication techniques. Children's education is supported by proprietary programs, thanks to which they will learn techniques of fast and effective learning, creative thinking, effective time management and effective communication. Thanks to the "stress my friend" workshops, students learn to master it and use its positive action (eustress) to improve the speed and quality of work. In the course of learning, children also gain social skills and awareness of their own values. One of the primary goals of the school is language teaching, especially English. Intensive English learning starts from "zero". In subsequent grades of primary school, the number of English hours is systematically increased, becoming a natural communication tool for students. Children gain this ability through constant exercises with native speakers. From class II they also learn French and Spanish. Language education is also supported by the implementation of the EU project "School of the Future - a school of a modern European", under the Erasmus + program.


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  • Szkoły MGM

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Szkoły MGM

    our takeFounded in 1996, this is a group of private schools established for people actively engaged in sports. MGM has a primary school and a high school, which are open to all children. Graduates include such masters as Adam Malysz, Andrzej Fonfara, and Lukasz Rutkowski. MGM is closely associated with the University of Education in Sport in Warsaw, which can help ensure a smooth transition to post-secondary education. Its schools implement a very ambitious curriculum set by the Polish Ministry of Education, with a special focus on language education. The primary language taught is English, but students may also study German, Spanish, and Russian. The school boasts a 100-percent Baccalaureate pass rate. Childcare is available to kids 7 days a week. MGM also has a computer system, which allows parents to track their children’s progress online, regardless of the time and their location.


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  • Szkoły Stowarzyszenia Sternik

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Szkoły Stowarzyszenia Sternik

    our takeSchools of the Education and Family Support Association "Sternik" - a network of private schools, created at the initiative of parents, offering a Catholic educational model, according to which children's education should be consistent with the values ​​passed at home. In these settings, parents are treated as the most important educators of children, whose school only supports, the teacher not only teaches but also helps the child to develop virtues that should characterize him as a human being and a Catholic. He is also a tutor for parents and the child's family. They apply the principle of gender separation, because it supports the processes of education and upbringing. For this reason, the association "Sternik" runs in Warsaw for two primary schools, junior high schools and high schools: "Sails" for boys (in Falenica and Międzylesie) and "Streams" for girls (in Józefów). Only the kindergarten located in Józefów is co-educational. These institutions offer education focused on the individual, covering all aspects of the student's personality, namely: reason, will, emotions, body, spirit, as well as a very rich curriculum. Schools implement the core curriculum of the Ministry of National Education and use the recommendations of the Institució Familiar d'Educació (IFE) from Barcelona, ​​which brings together around 500 schools from 38 countries. Pastoral care over schools is exercised by the priest of Opus Dei.


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  • Thames British School

    Warszawa
    Get to know Thames British School
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    Thames British School operates on four campuses in Warsaw and on its outskirts, offering a total range of education levels—from nursery to high school (2.5-18 years). The school keeps growing and expanding—recently it took over the Meridian International School network.




    Our Take: Thames British School

    our takeThames British School Warsaw (TBS) is an international school offering the National Curriculum of English for children aged from 2.5 to 18 years (from Nursery/Kindergarten to IB diploma. The school implements English National Curriculum and IB Diploma Programme. The primary language of instruction is English, but students also learn Spanish nd German. The school also offers additional Polish lessons twice a week.

    TBS operates on four modern and well-equipped campuses - in the Warsaw district of Ochota: near Szczęśliwicki Park and on Wawelska Street, in Piaseczno, outside of Warsaw, and in Włochy, on the outskirts of Warsaw. 

    Teachers at TBS are native speakers with British pedagogical experience. The school's aim is to create an environment where pupils can immerse themselves fully into learning by creating within them a set of core intrinsic values (Responsibility / Respect / Kindness / Honesty / Equality) which will motivate them to become life-long learners in an international community.

    Extracurricular activities are treated as a key complement to school education. Classes conducted by teachers are free (included in tuition), while those provided by third-party organizations are paid extra. The school also provides bus transport for students and a meals program.

    Applications and admissions are accepted year-round. Children applying into the Nursery and Reception levels do not need to know any English. From Year 3 onwards, a written exam is required, as well as previous school report cards and a letter of recommendation from the previous teacher.
     


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  • The British International School of Wrocław

    Wrocław

    Our Take: The British International School of Wrocław

    our takeThe British International School of Wroclaw (BISC Wrocław): This was founded in 2006, as the sister school of the British International School of Cracow, which has existed since the mid-1990s. Similarly, it educates children and youth in national and cultural harmony, striving to develop their independence, tolerance, and openness to society. At present, BISC Wrocław educates about 200 pupils aged 5 to 18 from over 26 countries. It offers them individualized education in both primary and secondary school, in line with the British National Curriculum. For Polish children, it offers education at the Polish-British Primary School, where students have classes in both Polish (from Polish language and history and geography of Poland), as well as in English, in which the remaining lessons are held. In classes conducted in English, Polish children participate together with foreign-language students, as part of BISC.

    In this way, Polish children learn the Polish school program and the content of the curriculum designated for British international schools. The language of instruction at BISC Wrocław is English. The school accepts students from around the world, including those for whom English is a foreign language. These students pursue an intensive English language (EAL) program. The EAL program offers individual work for students in accordance with their needs. The school prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education exam (IGCSE), and high school students take classes to pass the international matriculation certificate, AS and A-level. BISC Wrocław is a full member of the Council of Overseas of the British International Schools (COBIS), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), and is authorized to conduct Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) .


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  • The British School Warsaw

    Warsaw
    Get to know The British School Warsaw
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    Established in 1992, The British School Warsaw, has grown from 38 to well over 1000 students and is a truly international community with over 50 nationalities. TBS is part of the global Nord Anglia Education family of schools. It offers education from nursery through high school. It follows the English national curriculum and in the last two years - the IB Diploma programme.     




    Our Take: The British School Warsaw

    our takeThis is a private international school, one of the largest in Poland. It has almost 1200 students from 64 different countries, and the language of instruction is English (with special assistance provided for children with other native tongues). It was founded in 1992 by Iwona Thomas, in cooperation with Nord Anglia Education International, an organization whose members include dozens of private schools in around 30 countries around the world. The British School has two locations in Warsaw—a nursery and early years centre in the Old Mokotów district, and a primary and secondary school in Sadyba, in ul. Limanowskiego, which is its main location. The Early Years Centre admits children from 2.5 to 6 years old, while the regular school admits children aged  7 to 18. Until the age of 16, children follow the English National Curriculum, learning key skills that prepare them for the next level. In years 10-11, students complete a two-year program preparing them for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exam. In years 12 and 13, students take the IB Diploma Program, considered one of the best programs to prepare students for university studies and international careers.


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  • The International School

    Warszawa
    Get to know The International School
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    The international school has two campuses. Both provide an elementary school education which implement two curricula—Polish and Canadian. The teaching of Polish and English at this school has successfully used the immersion method for 10 years. On top of it this, the school offers other languages: French, Spanish, and German




    Our Take: The International School

    our takeThe International School is an international primary school in Warsaw which offers students an educational program whose aim is to teach them the most important competences in the world of today, which are bilingualism, knowledge, and social skills. The concept of school work is based on two foundations - the core curriculum of the Polish school and the requirements of the Canadian program, implemented in the province of Ontario. Children learn English via the full immersion method, i.e. by speaking, listening and interacting during classes with language, mathematics, experimental subjects and humanities as well as in practical and arts classes. The school is based not only on the methodology of the Canadian school, Canadian books and interactive programs, but also the knowledge and experience of licensed teachers from Canada and the United States with experience in teaching ESL in a multicultural environment. At the end of subsequent stages of education, students receive report cards and certificates confirming their progress in learning, and at the end of the year, Polish certificates.
    The schooks offers special support for gifted students and provides everyone with an individual approach and participation in interesting interdisciplinary projects, workshops and trips.


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  • Towarzystwo Edukacyjne Vizja

    Gdańsk

    Our Take: Towarzystwo Edukacyjne Vizja

    our take

    This institute was formed by the Higher School of Finance and Management. It has primary schools and kindergartens in both Warsaw and Gdansk. There are two campuses. One is in the Wawer (at ul. Patriots 148) and Wola districts (at ul. 31) of Warsaw, and it houses the Bilingual Primary School and Kindergarten "My First Academy" and Nursery TE Vizja. Another is in Gdańsk, on Morena Street (Bakery 16b), and it has a kindergarten ("My First Academy"), and a primary and secondary school.

    All of these schools and programs use the Polish core curriculum, enriched with Viza’s original  extended English-learning program, which employs the requirements of the Cambridge ESOL. In kindergarten, children learn both languages, including English and French, as well as some basic math. Primary school continues the intensive teaching of English and math. It also offers a wide range of activities in science, and offers classes in theatre, music, and sports.


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  • Trampoline

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Trampoline

    our takeTrampoline - is a bilingual kindergarten and primary school with an extended program of learning French. In kindergarten, children learn the language using the UPUL method "une personne, une langue" - from the second year of life - from babies - and throughout the education period are under the care of two teachers - French and Polish-speaking, making them feel like in a bilingual family . The kindergarten implements a Polish educational program based on a holistic concept of child development, in cognitive, emotional, social and physical aspects. Teachers apply the individualization of the teaching process, focusing on the children's natural inclination to explore the world and their interests. Children learn a lot, observe, experiment, study, dance, play and play during both basic and additional activities. Continuation of pre-school education in Polish and French, and thus a safe transition to school education, provides the primary school Trampoline. The Polish core curriculum is also implemented in it, enriched with elements of the French program. However, at school there are no 45-minute lessons and bells, and the curriculum is implemented in thematic blocks - humanities (which includes learning Polish, history, knowledge of society, art, music and ethics); mathematics and natural sciences (with maths, nature and computer classes), language (French with French culture, English, and in grades IV-VIII - Spanish) and sports providing students with daily physical activity. Classes I-III are run by the same teachers, while in the older classes they teach the subject teachers. Learning French is taught using CLIL (CLIL), in which selected content is taught in French. During the classes, teachers use such didactic methods as lecture, discussion, experiment, team work, field research, play and play, drama. The school also offers many additional classes - in the field of nature education, mathematics, culture, sport and art. Students also participate in international voluntary, ecological and health projects. Both in kindergarten and at school, children are surrounded by the care of a pedagogue, psychologist, speech therapist and reeducation teacher.


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  • Trinity College School

    Port Hope

    Our Take: Trinity College School

    our takeTrinity College School (TCS) is one of the oldest boarding schools in Canada and, having been founded two years prior to confederation, is indeed older than the country itself. While it looks entirely different than it did when it was founded—there are no original buildings, nor does it sit at the same site as it did in 1865—the core values remain: quality academics with an eye to educating students into positions of social, professional, and political leadership. Academic achievement is highly valued—this is a school, as many will tell you, where it is cool to be smart—though tolerance, personal expression, and consideration of others are equally important. Service is central to the ethos of the school, as underscored by a robust program of service learning managed by a director dedicated to developing opportunities within the local community and beyond. The ideal student is one who responds well to challenge.


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  • Uniwersytet Młodego Człowieka

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Uniwersytet Młodego Człowieka

    our takeNon-public Primary School - University of Young Man - is a school without bells in Bielany, with no clearly marked breaks, in which students work together and carry out further educational projects. They do not compete, they do not compare, they do not race, they only unite forces to achieve their goals. The appropriately arranged classes serve this purpose, in which students work together at the tables, and the teacher with them. Its role is not traditional transfer of ex-cathedral knowledge, averaging knowledge and requirements, but supporting students in their independent investigation of the truth, extracting their talents and potential. The school documents emphasize that it is based on the coexistence and creative cooperation of pupils, teachers and parents. Each student is treated individually, can develop at his own pace, because the school does not set the same requirements for everyone, and does not set traditional grades. It is a child-friendly and open place for students with special educational needs, for whom it runs integration classes. Works according to the words of Janusz Korczak "... give the child all the air, the sun, all the kindness that belongs to him, regardless of merit or faults, virtues or vices". Offers care from 7.30 to 17.00, maximum 15-class class and class schedule, which provides not only learning about the Polish language required for the material and language education, but also developing knowledge and interests, as well as classes in psychological and pedagogical assistance. One of the main goals of UMC is to equip students with knowledge of two foreign languages ​​- mainly English, which is taught intensively from class I, part of the lesson is taught in a bilingual system, and a Spanish language that students learn from the fourth grade. The school also develops other social skills of pupils, teaches how to recognize their feelings and needs and articulate them, which is expressed, among others, their influence on what is happening at school, and also builds their self-confidence and self-esteem. UMC also cares for the daily physical development of children, and sports activities are conducted so that all students participate in them and have a good time.


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  • Upper Canada College

    Toronto

    Our Take: Upper Canada College

    our takeUpper Canada College (UCC) is one of the oldest and most storied schools in Canada. Its alumni include a who's who of Canadian political, business, and cultural life. Its history is, in many ways, the history of independent schooling itself; to attend is to become a part of a Canadian cultural tradition, one that retains a prominent place in Canadian education. The school leads in the provision of financial assistance, with a robust program of scholarships and bursaries intended to attract the brightest students in Canada and from around the world.


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  • Vancouver schools

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Vancouver schools

    our takeThe primary Vancouver school offers a stimulating bilingual education in Polish and English based on elements of both the Polish and Canadian educational systems, focusing on the best practices of each. It teaches in accordance with the Polish Ministry of education, while at the same time following the guidelines of the British Columbia Ministry of Education (in Canada). These are the same guidelines used to license schools in Vancouver, BC. The approach of the Primary Vancouver School is very child-centered: teachers focus on children’s most important needs—to be respected, to ask questions, to make mistakes, to be active, and to forge and develop independence. Teaching is conducted in both English and Polish, enabling children to acquire fluency in both languages. This also gives them the opportunity to continue their secondary education in either or both of these languages.


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  • VIII Prywatne Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Krakowie

    Kraków

    Our Take: VIII Prywatne Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Krakowie

    our takeThis high school has educated youth for 25 years. It was created as an expression of rebellion against the ossified school system of the PRL times, inhibiting creativity and youth development. It's an academic institution, because the teaching staff of the school are academic teachers from the Jagiellonian University, the Pedagogical University, the University of Economics, and the AGH University of Science and Technology, and the school classes are often held in university laboratories. PALO offers high quality education, which is confirmed by the position of the school in the region and in Poland, due to very good results achieved by young people on the Polish and international matriculation. PALO implements its own educational program based on the Polish core curriculum: students have an extended foreign language learning program, where they learn English 7 hours a week, and learn a second language (i.e.,German, Spanish, or French) 3 hours a week. There is also Latin for readers.

    Another required subject is philosophy, and from the second grade, students choose additional extended subjects that are carried out in groups. Students can also participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) with the English language; PALO belongs to the prestigious group of schools certified by the International Baccalaureate organization. Assessment is based on a point system. The school offers numerous extracurricular activities, including interest programs, subject study groups, and an extensive volunteer system. Through numerous visits to the theaters, cinemas, museums, and vernissages, it prepares young people for active participation in cultural life. It also offers sports activities such as climbing wall, modern dance, squash, and gym, with help children with their physical development. In PALO, however, first of all, knowledge is appreciated: students who achieve good results in education are offered numerous discounts in school fees.


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  • Villa Montessori

    Poznań

    Our Take: Villa Montessori

    our takeVilla Montessori (VM): This is a private integrated kindergarten that teaches in Polish and English. Children with special educational needs are welcome, especially from the autism spectrum. VM implements the core curriculum designated by the Polish educational authorities, offering a whole range of educational, movement, and artistic activities. It conducts studies in accordance with the Montessori pedagogy, where children "devote themselves to their daily activities with joy and full concentration." Children acquire knowledge and skills through by well-prepared teachers and the Montessori educational environment--the rooms are divided into thematic areas, and the children, using Montessori materials, themselves look for answers to problems.

    The teacher, in turn, supports children and motivates them in their activities and work. Working in accordance with the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori, children learn independence, focus on the task performed, both during individual and group work. Kids also gain confidence in their own strength, social skills, and learn respect for others. The Montessori method is very effective in the treatment of children with special educational needs. For these reasons, VM offers comprehensive therapy for children, and is run and supervised by a team of qualified special educators, Montessori teachers, speech therapists, movement integration therapists (INPP), and sensory integration (SI) specialists. An important feature of these activities is close cooperation with parents.


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  • Warsaw Montessori School/Casa dei Bambini

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Warsaw Montessori School/Casa dei Bambini

    our take

    Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School is a private international Montessori school based in the heart of Warsaw. Founded in 1999, it offers a toddler program (18 to 36 months), preschool (2.5 to 5 years) as well as primary (6 to 12 years) and secondary schools (13 years and older). School campuses are located in two places: Szwoleżerów Street, next to Łazienki Park, and Izabelin, close to the Kampinos National Park. At all the levels the instruction is bilingual - in Polish and English. The school uses the Montessori approach, based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. Children learn independently under the watchful eye of a teacher, at their own pace, and in well-organized and structured multi-age classrooms. Children help to take care of the classroom, as well as playgrounds, sports facilities, gardens, and an animal pen. Te school's major aims are to develop children’s focus, self-reliance, self-confidence, respect for others and their work, and helpfulness. The program is enriched with plenty of extracurricular activities, including French-language classes, yoga, soccer, music and rhythm, ballet, theatre, and arts.


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  • WIS - Wrocław International School

    Wrocław

    Our Take: WIS - Wrocław International School

    our takeWIS - Wroclaw International School WIS - Wroclaw International School - is an international IB (International Baccalaureate) school founded in 2002 by the Foundation for International Education (FEM). As one of the few schools in Poland, it offers to children aged 3 to 16 full-time education of the IB - PYP (Primary Years Program) and MYP (Middle Years Program) programs, and for older children (aged 16 to 19) a continuation teaching at the sister International High School of Wroclaw and the opportunity to do the DP program and international baccalaureate. The IB program implemented by WIS is characterized by a holistic approach to student and learning, individualization of the teaching process and focusing on developing student's talents. They put special emphasis on the development of creative and critical thinking, the ability to learn, praise and present their own opinions, the ability to work individually and in a team, as well as sensitivity to social issues and tolerance and respect for people representing different countries, cultures, value systems. In IB programs, taught subjects are combined into subject groups and the project is the basic method of work. In WIS, lessons are taught in English - Polish is taught only within the scope provided by the Polish education authorities for foreigners. For this reason, young Poles for whom the Polish educational program is compulsory are not admitted to school. This does not mean that the school is closed to them - Polish children are offered education in bilingual FEM schools - ATUT Bilingual Primary School and ATUT Bilingual Middle School, which implements a proprietary program based on the Polish core curriculum and core values of the PYP and MYP programs. All FEM schools operate on one campus, at ul. Racławicka, and their students have many activities, especially extra and sports, thanks to which they perfectly integrate, creating a common international community. It is worth adding that the campus of the school belongs to the most modern and the most beautiful educational facilities in Poland.


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  • Wonderful Years School

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Wonderful Years School

    our takeWonderful Years School: Established in 2012, this is a private, English-language primary school located in the heart of the Warsaw's Saska Kępa. It implements the Polish core curriculum, enriched with the British math and nature science program in English. Classes of 15 hours per week are conducted by experienced, English-speaking staff from Great Britain, Canada, and the US, based on British textbooks and training materials. One of the goals of the program is to prepare children for examinations, such as the Cambridge YLE. This is also a first step to the international Baccalaureate.

    At the same time, the school implements the Living Education Program, based on supporting the general development of children, taking into account their individual needs. In science, it distinguishes between different types of people: listeners, visuals and kinesthetists, and matches the child's learning styles and cognitive abilities. The facility provides access to numerous additional activities, from the prevention and treatment program for postural defects that supplements corrective gymnastics, through a range of sports activities such as judo, table tennis, ceramics, robotics, and Lego & K'nex Education. One of the school's priorities is to integrate and build a strong relationship with the local community. The facility has been cooperating with local organizations for years, such as a social welfare home, Matysiaków, the Center for Cultural Promotion, Saski Pegaz, the Parish of Divine Mercy, and the Out-of-school Workplace. The school also runs the Abracadabra nursery and the Happy Time English-language kindergarten.


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  • Wrocław Cosmopolitan School

    Wrocław
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    Wrocław Cosmopolitan School is a new international school that opens in the fall of 2020, offering education from nursery to high school.




    Our Take: Wrocław Cosmopolitan School

    our takeWrocław Cosmpolitan School is a new international school opening in September 2020. It is an innovative school, both in terms of the building design and resources, and the curriculum. The school offers education from nursery (2.5 years) to high school diploma, with English as the language of instruction. It combines the Polish curriciulum with the English National Curriculum, and students pass both Polish exams (eighth grade exam) and English exams - GCSE and, at the end of high school, A-Levels. Two important features of the school are the integrated curriculum (inquiry units instead of traditional subjects) and the focus on the use of the latest technologies.


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  • Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich

    Warszawa

    Our Take: Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich

    our take

    Zespół Edukacyjny im. Lotników Amerykańskich was founded in 1990. It’s located on the campus of the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, in the Bielany district of Warsaw. It is a secular educational institution implementing the Polish National Curriculum. It uses innovative teaching methods, including individualized instruction, with a focus on critical thinking, independence, and responsibility. At the lower levels, classes work according to the Dalton Plan, where the teacher gives each student tasks and freedom in how to complete them. Moreover, based on this method, the most challenging classes are held in the morning. Parts of this approach are also used at the higher levels. In high school, students gain knowledge under the guidance of a teacher and help decide when tasks are to be completed. This helps them become more self-reliant, organized, creative, and confident. The high school also has a unique organization of classes and evaluation/grading system. English is taught intensively, especially in bilingual classes. Students also learn another foreign language, which is either Spanish or German. The school collaborates with the British Council and takes part in the Addvantage program. 


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  • Zespół Szkół Społecznych SPLOT im. Jana Karskiego

    Nowy Sącz

    Our Take: Zespół Szkół Społecznych SPLOT im. Jana Karskiego

    our take

    Zespół Szkół Społecznych SPLOT im. Jana Karskiego is one of the first "social schools" in Poland, founded in 1989, known for its openness and innovation. It offers a full cycle of education, from primary to the end of secondary school. The primary school operates in the Montessori system, through which the Polish core curriculum is taught. At both levels, students' curiosity, ability to acquire knowledge and ask the right questions are encouraged. Languages ​​are of particular importance at SPLOT - English is the language of instruction in several subjects, and the teachers are native speakers. Students can also choose a second foreign language: German, French, Spanish or Russian. The school offers a highly diverse variety of physical education programs and a very wide range of additional classes as well as trips, also abroad, and exchanges with other countries. The school participates in the well-known EU Erasmus + project. Teachers provide after-class consultations. The atmosphere in the school is very friendly, and the furniture and equipment encourage group work and inquiry. The building is adapted to people with physical disabilities. The school has an extensive scholarship system - students who achieve good results receive scholarships, education is free for the winners of subject competitions and olympiads, and one student spends a year at an American high school. Graduates study at the best Polish and international universities and become highly successful professionals.


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